Soccer Culture in America

Soccer Culture in America

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What does the world's favorite sport mean in the United States? Despite the common belief that it is only a women's sport, an immigrants' sport, a small kids' sport--or that hating soccer is very American, the new essays in this volume attest that soccer indeed is a very American and very popular sport, around since the 1940s. The essays will address issues concerning the business of the game, the meaning of men's and women's professional, national, high school, and youth soccer, the community formed by the game, the media, the referees, the hooliganism, and the treatment of the sport in academe.of the U.S. soccer system and the U.S. school system as related to broader American tensions between individualism and ... In the end, the essay will argue that each of these topics illustrates ways the peculiarities of soccer in the U.S. are anbsp;...

Title:Soccer Culture in America
Author:Yuya Kiuchi
Publisher:McFarland - 2013-12-16


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