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    DescriptionCiting the professionalism and commercialization that dominate the multibillion-dollar soccer industry, this fascinating study also describes the game's rebellious side--from its working-class roots and political protests from fans and players to the current resurgence within radical communities. Documenting a complete history of the sport, this perceptive work also reflects on common criticisms, including the ways that soccer ferments nationalism, serves right-wing powers, and fosters competitiveness. Acknowledging these concerns, alternative perspectives on the game and practical examples of how to achieve egalitarian matches are explored. Serving as both as an orientation for the politically conscious football supporter and as an inspiration for those who try to pursue the love of the game away from television sets and big stadiums, this thoughtful examination reclaims the notion of soccer as "the people's game."

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    Soccer vs. the State
    Tackling Football and Radical Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gabriel Kuhn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 369 g
    ISBN 13: 9781604860535
    ISBN 10: 1604860537

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA
    DC22: 796.334
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Approval Code: A09302045
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHBS
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 306.483
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000, POL011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV943.9.P65 K84 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JP, JHBS, SFBC
    Illustrations note
    b/w photos
    PM Press
    Imprint name
    PM Press
    Publication date
    21 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gabriel Kuhn was one of Austria's youngest semiprofessional soccer players in the 1980s and is the founder of the Alpine Anarchist Productions publishing company. He is the author of "Life Under the Jolly Roger," the editor of "Living for the Revolution," and the editor/translator of "Gustav Landauer: Revolution and Other Writings."
    Review quote
    "Kuhn knows soccer and is a fan of the game. His book will help you understand why soccer is and can be more than simply a corporate spectacle." --www.SocialistWorker.org (October, 2011)