FSF March: State of the Field


The Football Scholars Forum 2013/14 season continues on March 25, 3pm ET (-4 GMT), with a special session in a tasty new format. For the first time, FSF members gather via Skype to report on a number of different fútbol books rather than discuss a shared reading.  The aim is to provide a snapshot of the “State of the Field.” Each participant is presenting a seven-minute review of a recently published book or classic in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

Confirmed titles include:

    • Los clubes en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (1932-1945): Revista La Cancha: sociabilidad, política y Estado by Rodrigo Daskal [@galarzaalex]

    • Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs Real Madrid by Sid Lowe [click here to read review by @futbolprof]

    • Soccer VS. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics by Gabriel Kuhn [Melissa Forbis]

    • Summer of ‘67: Flower Power, Race Riots, Vietnam and the Greatest Soccer Final Played on American Soil [@DrDKilpatrick]

    • Soccer Madness: Brazil’s Passion for the World’s Most Popular Sport by Janet Lever [Andrew Guest]

    • Der Ball ist bunt: Fußball, Migration und die Vielfalt der Identitäten in Deutschland (The Ball is Colorful: Football, Migration and the Diversity of Identities in Germany), edited by Diethelm Blecking and Gerd Dembowski [@bvanwyck]

    • Dante Panzeri: Dirigentes, decencia, y wines by Matías Bauso [@rwanysibaja]

    • O Negro no Futebol Brasileiro, Mario Filho [@geostadia]

    • South Africa and the Global Game: Football, Apartheid, and Beyond, edited by Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann [@tizlimbs]

    • This Love Is Not For Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juárez by Robert Andrew Powell [click here to listen to review by @AustinLong1974]

    • The Containment of Soccer in Australia: Fencing off the World Game edited by Chris Hallinan and John Hughson [@olympicsprof]

    • Libro de Oro del Futbol Mexicano (1960) by J. Cid y Mulet [Javier Pescador]

For more details contact Alex Galarza or Peter Alegi. You can also follow the session live on Twitter with hashtag #FSFMarch.