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Read and Download Tamir Bar-On book Beyond Soccer in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeyond Soccer. This book was released on 2017-08-03 with total page 340 pages. Book excerpt: As the world’s most popular game, soccer is unique in its ability to reflect and impact culture, society, and politics. Beyond Soccer: International Relations and Politics as Seen through the Beautiful Game provides students with a new and innovative way to learn about political science and international relations. It uses soccer players, officials, fans, and organizations to teach political science concepts—such as geopolitics, discourses, and sovereignty—and IR theories—including realism, liberalism, and feminism. This text also incorporates three common soccer discourses to highlight the possibilities of soccer as a tool for unity and social change, as a defender of established power, and as simultaneously a mechanism used by established power and an engine for social resistance. With exercises, discussion questions, and keywords included in each chapter, Beyond Soccer is a worthwhile and accessible educational tool. Primarily written for undergraduate students of all levels, this book will be valuable in political science, international relations, cultural studies, and sociology courses.

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  • Release Date : 1997
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.0/5 (266 Download)

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Read and Download David Kilpatrick book The State of the Field in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe State of the Field. This book was released on 2018-12-07 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together scholars, media, management, and fans in the largest ever conference dedicated to the game in North America. This collection of essays provides a comprehensive view of the academic perspectives on offer at the conference, itself a snapshot of the state of this increasingly rich scholarly terrain. The diversity of approaches range from theory to pedagogy to historical and sociological engagements with the game at all levels, from the grassroots to the grand spectacle of the World Cup, while the international roster of authors is testimony to the game’s global reach. This collection of essays therefore offers a state of the field for soccer studies and a road map for further exploration. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Soccer & Society.

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  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Genre : Social Science
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Read and Download Paul Joseph book The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. This book was released on 2016-06-15 with total page 2104 pages. Book excerpt: Traditional explorations of war look through the lens of history and military science, focusing on big events, big battles, and big generals. By contrast, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Key features include: · Approximately 700 entries organized A-to-Z, authored and signed by key academics in the field · Entries conclude with cross-references and further readings, aiding the researcher further in their research journeys · An alternative Reader’s Guide table of contents groups articles by disciplinary areas and by broad themes · A Glossary and helpful Resource Guide directing researchers to classic books, journals and electronic resources for more in-depth study This important and distinctive work will be a key reference for all researchers in the fields of political science, international relations and sociology.

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  • Release Date : 2009-09-07
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Genre : Reference
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  • Release Date : 2003-07-31
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Genre :
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Read and Download Robert L. Scheina book Latin America's Wars Volume II: The Age of the Professional Soldier, 1900-2001 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLatin America's Wars Volume II: The Age of the Professional Soldier, 1900-2001. This book was released on 2003-07-31 with total page 1395 pages. Book excerpt: Covers every type of military activity, including internal and external conflicts, terrorism, coups, and conflicts born of ideological, economic, racial, and religious strife

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  • Release Date : 2022-06-10
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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Read and Download Kausik Bandyopadhyay book COVID-19 and the Soccer World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCOVID-19 and the Soccer World. This book was released on 2022-06-10 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The spread of COVID-19 and the consequent pandemic since early 2020 have brought about unprecedented changes in all spheres of global life, creating a new sense of (in)security with social distancing, physical isolation, quarantine and lockdown becoming buzzwords to combat the disease. As in all spheres of life, the first wave of the pandemic posed serious challenges to the world of soccer, with diverse and intriguing responses across the globe. This book documents the early impressions and initial responses of various stakeholders of the soccer world to the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020. It reveals how the process of confrontation, negotiation, adjustment and overcoming against such challenges necessitated and inspired novel responses and strong improvisations from soccer bodies to players, referees to spectators and journalists to sponsors. This process has revealed abrupt as well as radical changes in the organization, rules, spectatorship and telecast of the game, thereby affecting the game’s cultural dimensions, commercial prospects and political implications. This volume points out that the way soccer adjusted to the ‘new normal’ standard of the ‘COVID Regime’ has elicited newer meanings and nuanced representations of the game. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Soccer & Society.

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  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (22 Download)

Read and Download Leidy Klotz book Sustainability Through Soccer in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSustainability Through Soccer. This book was released on 2016-07-19 with total page 194 pages. Book excerpt: In the quest for sustainability, we strive to meet our present needs without sacrificing the same opportunity for future generations. Our success or failure depends on our ability to think in “systems,” integrating environmental, social, and economic considerations. But how do we learn systems-thinking? In a series of engaging, rapid-fire stories, Sustainability through Soccer takes readers on a journey through a progression of systems-thinking and sustainability concepts. Using the beautiful game of soccer as an analogy, Leidy Klotz illuminates real-world interdependencies (such as between climate change and human rights), building the chain of concepts in a fun, accessible way. Soccer nerds and newbies alike will be entertained on the way to a deeper understanding of sustainability science.

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