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The British Football Film

Authors: Glynn, Stephen

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  • Constitutes the first book-length academic study of British football on film
  • Demonstrates how the football film is central to ‘Britishness’ and the collective national identity 
  • Provides a new genre with which to examine broader issues such as class, race and gender
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About this book

This book constitutes the first full volume dedicated to an academic analysis of British football as depicted on film. From early single-camera silents to its current multi-screen mediations, the repeated treatment of football in British cinema points to the game’s importance not only in the everyday rhythms of national life but also, and especially, its immutable place in the British imaginary landscape. Through close textual analysis together with production and reception histories, this book explores the ways in which professional footballers, amateur players and supporters (the devoted and the demonized) have been represented on the British screen. As well as addressing the joys and sorrows the game necessarily engenders, British football is shown to function as an accessible structure to explore wider issues such as class, race, gender and even the whole notion of ‘Britishness’. 

About the authors

Stephen Glynn is Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University, UK. His previous Palgrave publications are The British Pop Music Film: The Beatles and Beyond (2013) and The British School Film: From Tom Brown to Harry Potter (2016).

Reviews

 “Stephen Glynn’s survey will be welcomed by film historians and historians of sport … The British Football Film is a more than helpful compendium, and Glynn proves a sure-footed and undogmatic guide.” (Dilwyn Porter, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Vol. 16 (2), April, 2019)



“This is the first full-length study of the British football film. It is comprehensive in its coverage, full of original insights and accessibly written, combining the genuine enthusiasm of the football fan with the critical sophistication of the cultural historian.” (Jeffrey Richards is Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University, UK)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77727-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77726-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08522-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Football Film
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77727-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77727-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77726-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08522-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 262
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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