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Title:Global perspectives on football in Africa: visualising the game
Editors:Baller, SusannISNI
Miescher, GiorgioISNI
Rassool, CirajISNI
Year:2013
Pages:194
Language:English
Series:Sport in the global society, Contemporary perspectives
City:London
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:0415572290; 9780415572293
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Ghana
Kenya
Namibia
Senegal
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:football
images
cartoons
posters
postage stamps
advertising
conference papers (form)
2010
Abstract:This collective volume, which is based on a conference held in Basel in January 2010, explores the visual worlds of football in Africa. It considers pictures and images of football, football players and fans, as well as their social, cultural and political roles in society. The chapters were originally published in 'Soccer and Society', volume 13, issue 2 (March 2012). Chapters: Visualizing the game: global perspectives on football in Africa (Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher and Ciraj Rassool); Representation in the first African World Cup: 'world-class', Pan-Africanism, and exclusion (Chris Bolsmann); Visualising modernity: development hopes and the 2010 FIFA World Cup (Kate Manzo); 'Fields of play': the District Six Museum and the history of football in Cape Town (Ciraj Rassool and Virgil Slade); The African footballer as visual object and figure of success: Didier Drogba and social meaning (Daniel Künzler and Raffaele Poli); Football imagery and colonial legacy: Zaire's disastrous campaign during the 1974 World Cup (Paul Dietschy); Envisioning and visualizing English football in East Africa: the case of a Kenyan radio football commentator (Solomon Waliaula); Visualising politics in African sport: political and cultural constructions in Zimbabwean soccer (Praise Zenenga); Black chicken, white chicken: patriotism, morality and the aesthetics of fandom in the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana (Mattia Fumanti); Visualizing African football in apartheid Namibia: photography, posters and constructions of consumers and nationalism (Giorgio Miescher and Dag Henrichsen); Visualizing the game: the iconography of football on African postage stamps (Agbenyega Adedze); Football and the representation of history: the Senegalese 2002 'success story' in football cartoons and advertisements (Susann Baller). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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