How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer

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Read How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization Online Free - Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. How Soccer Explains the World is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times.

Title : How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
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ISBN : 0060731427
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 261 pages


miaaa rated it ★★★★☆

June 04, 2010

Warning: next writing is written under the state of cracking emotion. Any confusions and flaws it affects should not be taken for granted. And it's not a review! What is so special about football, that it pains so much when you lost and taking you so high when matches are won. And it kills you to s...

gonk bukan pahlawan berwajah tampan rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2010

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Hippo dari Hongkong rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2010

It's ectasy, anguish, joy and despair. It's part of our history. It's part of our country. And it will be part of our future. It's theatre, art, war and love. It should be predictable ... but NEVER is. It's a feeling that can't be explained but we spend our lives explaining it. It's OUR religion. We DO...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

April 07, 2008

First of all, it's played with the feet, but I'll call it "soccer" even though it pains me to do so. Like the author, I too am a soccer geek and a mediocre player. (I was a much better coach.) The title promises more than the book delivers, but titles are often the work of publishers' promotion de...

David rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 13, 2013

The title is completely misleading. There is no theory about globalization and soccer is not explaining the world at all. That out of the way, what Foer does is provide a series of vignettes or showing examples of how globalization has impacted the game in a few specific examples (ranging from th...

Lilly rated it ★★★★☆

March 18, 2007

Foer (brother of Jonathan Safran Foer, for those of you keeping track at home) puts his pen to the paper to explain world affairs to his american audience through the one lens they might identify with -- sports. Unfortunately, the sport he chooses is soccer. Which American's don't give a shit abou...

Will rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 14, 2009

Reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity: Hello mates! I gave this book a quick read. The cover’s title and the gravitas the book gives off makes you feel like you really are reading something amazing here. Think about the oppurtunities in a book that examines the world’s greatest game in such a...

Alex rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 13, 2010

Alright, so anybody that knows me knows what a freak I am about the beautiful game. Having said that I have to admit that I was more than a bit disappointed by this book. Now, the reviews that it had received weren't entirely terrific, nonetheless, it was a quick and interesting read at work. I c...

Ben rated it ★★★★☆

November 02, 2015

Aside from the misleading title, this is an excellent book. It's important to point out, I think, that this book does not explain globalization by means of soccer. Instead, it shows the ways in which many of the various facets of globalization can be seen in microcosm within the world of professi...

Sander rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2016

I wouldn't say it's about the theory of globalization. However, it's really great book about the impact that football has on cultures around the globe. In each chapter, the author follows different football clubs from different countries and cultures. The soccer is linked with religion, mafia, po...

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