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 all-new essays 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.Soccer in the U.S. is a unique phenomenon. The essays in this book explore what soccer means in American culture. The book is divided into four parts. Part I: Soccer as an American Phenomenon examines unique features ofAmericananbsp;...


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