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Football, Class and Sexuality in America: A Review of "Big Fan"
Big Fan is an incredibly tender, painful, and tragic look at the state of masculine identity, social pressures of masculinity, and how masculinity relates to homophobia and class in America via the se...
The Lessons of the World Cup for our Victim Culture
That we are living in an age of victim culture is well-exemplified by an article recently published by the CBC suggesting that minorities "feel apprehensive about heading into the wild because they do...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power: FBI Versus FIFA
The United States claims the right to impose its laws on other countries and on organizations and individuals in those countries. It claims the sole right to decide what is right and wrong, what is ac...
The Struggle For Canadian Sport
Bruce Kidd, a former track star, documents the development and transformation of Canadian sport in the twentieth century.
Trigger Issues: Football: One Small Item, One Giant Impact
World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa: Against The Current vol. 132
September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host ...
The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer
Huge global sporting contests, their boosters promise, will transform the nature of the host country. The billions South Africa poured into hosting the World Cup were touted by some as a form of devel...
World Cup Woes for South Africa: Against The Current vol. 147
Desai, Ashwin; Bond, Patrick
The overspending, crony capitalism and increased poverty the majority of South Africans now suffer are taking the fun out of the beautiful game, soccer. According to leading researcher Udesh Pillay of...
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World cup coverage highlights importance for Journalists' security
Article detailing the trials and tribulations journalists faced leading to the start of the World Cup in Brazil, and calls for measures to improve conditions for mediapeople in the future.