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New book: Football Politics and Identity from the Dept. of Sociology

Mon, 28 Jun 2021

Dr James Carr and Dr Martin Power of the Dept. of Sociology, along with colleagues in the UK have just published the 1st ed. of Football Politics and Identity with Routledge. This book presents a series of fascinating case studies that show how the lives and bodies of clubs, players and fans around the world are enmeshed with politics. It draws on original research in countries including England, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Mexico, Algeria and Argentina and includes both historical and contemporary perspectives. It explores some of the most important themes in the study of sport, including sectarianism, migration, fan activism and national identity, and shows how football continues to be tied to political events, symbols and movements. This is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sport studies, political science, sociology or contemporary history.