Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics

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An International Conference

Soccer as the Beautiful Game:
Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
April 10, 11, 12, 13, 2014

in collaboration with

  • New York Cosmos
  • United States Soccer Federation
  • Soccer & Society (Routledge)
  • Coccia Foundation
  • Blau Weiss Gottschee Soccer Club
  • Hofstra University Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams
  • National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®
  • Consulates General of Brazil and South Africa in New York
  • Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
  • Long Island Junior Soccer League
  • Sports Endeavors
  • Il Gattopardo and The Leopard at des Artistes Restaurants

In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Hofstra University is proud to host an international conference that explores the historical, political, economic and humanitarian impact of soccer – including the awarding of an honorary degree to soccer legend Pelé. Over the past 20 years, the study of sport has become a well-developed subfield of many disciplines. Soccer’s meteoric rise in popularity during the 20th century continues to fascinate scholars around the world.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Jennifer Doyle
University of California, Riverside
“Imagining a World Without a World Cup:
An Abolitionist Perspective”

Dr. David Goldblatt
Bristol University, UK, and
Pitzer College
“Brazil: The Curious Rise
of the Futbol Nation”

Visit the conference homepage for further information.

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