An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.” — The New York Times Book Review “An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sp. Most books on globalization focus on how it changes a culture. But in How Soccer Explains the World, New Republic staff writer Franklin Foer. HOW SOCCER EXPLAINS THE WORLD: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Franklin Foer, Author. HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN.

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Bila Adang Daradjatun wodld jadi gubernur DKI dalam pilkada beberapa tahun lalu adalah wajar karena meski dalam kampanye-nya sering memakai yel-yel dan lagu-lagu Jakmania, komitmen dan fanatisme dia soal Persija belum terbukti. I was worried, getting into this book, that it would focus on the technical aspects of soccer would overwhelm me, but I was wrong.

What is a hooligan? Nah, fenomena yang saya maksud terjadi di kota Kediri, Jawa Timur. Not any less important is my fervent appreciation of very fit foreign men fanklin shorts. So who do we have left? I felt like a nonbeliever watching a religious pilgrimage. Anda bisa saja merubah lirik lagu2 tersebut sesuai nama for anda ataupun lawan kesebelasan anda.

Mereka khawatir kehilangan tontonan,hiburan sekaligus ikon daerah. Foer admits out-front that he bleeds the red and blue of the Barca stripes, and the chapter exudes the adoration soccsr so clearly has for the club.

I’m a football fan myself and when I saw the book, not only the title of the book took my attention but also the cover page was really touching!! Overall, the book fell a bit short. Explians probably helps that I lived through the Yugoslavian war and know that soccer rivalries were used for nationalistic purposes – and in fact – the die-hard fans were organized under the Serbian party and are responsible for two thousand known deaths. Celebrations for Romania’s WOrld Cup qualification carried over into the Bucharest squares, culminating in a firing sooccer that trained its rifles on the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife.


Although the point about the place of soccer and globalization is probably still relevant- that soccer is word, foreign-born players are still imported and celebrated more than domestic grown players. 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 j Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life.

Jan 11, Pat rated it liked it Shelves: While these figures almost feel cliched, Dranklin Foer goes on to analyse how is it that a sport passionately followed by billions goes on to change the thread of life on earth. Duh, pengen deh rasanya nyekek ntu wasit. Saya baru ngeh ternyata Foer ini ada hubungannya sama si novelis itu, dan emang, Franklin kakak tertuanya Jonathan Safran Foer.

Hours upon hours of soccer games helped pass the idle days spent in bed fretting about the future.

How Soccer Explains the World is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times. Banyak sekali yang tidak saya ketahui semisal cikal bakal derby klasik Old Firm antara Glasgow Rangers vs Glasgow Celtic, bagaimana ribuan orang Irlandia Utara hhe Glasgow untuk menyaksikan Derby Glasgow.

And it will be part of our future.

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Hooliganism takes up much of the first part of the book. Trus bagaimana masyarakat Itali yang menggemari statistik tentang sepakbola termasuk statistik wasit.

What is so special about football, that it pains so much when you lost and taking you so high when matches are won. Namun lihatlah, tengoklah, dengarlah dan rasakanlah, apa yang ditulis Frank soal kebobrokan elit sepakbola di suat klub atau negara, tidak mengurangi iman penggemar bola pada sepakbola itu sendiri.

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

For myself I will always considered those words are “holy” because somehow it’s reflected my feeling about football. While it’s unlikely that soccer will ever get its hooks into American culture the way it’s done in most other countries, it’s worth thinking about why the US is so globalized in terms of people yet so insular in sports, and what our own half-embrace of soccer says about our attitudes towards the world.


I enjoyed the personal stories that put a face and story to illustrate the principle being discussed. Each chapter is set up to explain a certain aspect of globalization and uses two teams usually rivals to explain it.

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For people who are soccer fanatics and who know very little about the world around them, the title may therefore be true; but I think for the average person, there’s more to be learned about Aside from the misleading title, this is an excellent book. The members of the Red Star fan club Foer talks to sound like some cool guys: Inilah komunitas yang mempersatukan bermacam lapisan dan kelas masyarakat.

The book does a good job of showing how soccer is intertwined with issues of ethnic and sectarian identity, class conflict, politics and culture.

Want to Read saving…. I would get hungery just stepping outside the buildingI had a lay explainw in Paris. I still pinch myself. As you whip through the pages expplains gonna learn what you need to be a self-respecting soccer fan. Foer mostly talks about club sides explainns opposed to national teams but I thought it was fascinating.

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