Football: From England to the World
Edited by Dolores Martinez, Projit B. Mukharji
Routledge – 2009 – 156 pages
Series: Sport in the Global Society
This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces football’s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform football’s global experience.
This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.
Dolores P. Martinez is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Associate Dean of Research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Projit Bihari Mukharji is a Lecturer in Modern History at Newcastle University and an avid fan of Bengali football.