We are adding a special section from World Literature Today on women’s football to our meeting on Monday April 18 at 4pm EST. The section includes pieces from fellow forumers John Turnbull and Jennifer Doyle, download it here.
The first session of spring 2011 will be held on Thursday February 17th at 1800 (6pm) Eastern time. Here are a few materials regarding the book, Fútbol, Historia, y Política edited by Julio Frydenberg and Rodrigo Daskal.
“‘Fútbol, Historia y Política’ es fruto del esfuerzo de incorporar nuevas cuestiones en el estudio del deporte; y en realidad no hace más que continuar con las inquietudes contempladas por Archetti, quien consideraba al deporte como parte integral de la sociedad, y que nos permite reflexionar acerca de lo social” – Julio Frydenberg
Check out October’s author over at the London School of Economics delivering a talk entitled: “This Sporting Planet: global sport and global capitalism”
“Globalisation has seen sport achieve a hitherto unequalled global cultural significance, but it has also left it in thrall to capitalism. Will economic forces continue to shape sport?” Listen or download here
Also check out his four part series on derbies for the BBC World Service Monday Documentary titled “The Power and the Passion”
September’s Football Scholars Forum will be held Wednesday the 22nd at 1pm US Eastern Time.
Two links to pass on via Peter Alegi:
Make sure you have emailed your skype name if you plan to participate on Wednesday!
A number of links to share as we warm-up for Chris Gaffney’s Temples of the Earthbound Gods on September 22nd:
- BBC football correspondent Tim Vickery’s take on Brazil 2014 stadium preparations.
- Alex Usher has passed along the citation for a related edited volume published by Routledge: Stadium Worlds: Football, Space and the Built Environment
- Alon Raab has asked me to pass along the following call for contributors for an upcoming edited volume on soccer in the Middle East:
The Football Scholars Forum will have its last meeting prior to the World Cup tomorrow at 2pm EDT, please check your time zones to ensure that we are all coordinate as I mistakenly used EST in my last notice (EDT is -4 UTC).
RSVP to Alex Galarza for Skype participation.
Here are a number of links of interest that are related to author Peter Alegi’s research and book:
New York Times “South Africans Push to Make the World Cup Their Own”
Dennis Brutus on Facebook Excerpts from Peter’s lecture at the Alan Paton Memorial Lecture
Radio Interview on France International
Visit the publisher’s page on African Soccerscapes for even more links and press related to the book.