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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Shifting European identities, cultural loyalties and divisions are often
expressed more directly through attitudes to 'the people's game' game than in
any other arena.
This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last
century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European
national and regional identities.
Building on detailed research into original language sources from across
Western Europe, from the early 20 th century to the present day, Football and
European Identity traces this fascinating evolution.
The resulting cross-cultural analysis of national identity in Europe provides
the basis for a unique study of the interplay between football, society,
politics and the print media, in three parts:
Part 1: Old Europe national identity in the football writing of England,
France, Germany, Italy and Spain
Part 2: Nations within a State examines the status of Corsican, Catalonian
and Basque identities
Part 3: New (Football) Worlds explores the response of Europe’s presses to
the emergence of Africa, South East Asia and the USA as major forces in world