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Being a sport historian with football on his mind and a literary studies background, Daniel Alsarve was delighted to have been offered to review Football in Fiction: A History by Lee McGowan (Routledge). With an empirical foundation of about 500 literary texts, McGowan has something to say on the subject. Finding much to appreciate in the book, our reviewer nonetheless looks forward to new studies in the field, preferably with a narrower focus.
Football, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has become a major social phenomenon since the late nineteenth century. Through the social prism of soccer, scholars across the world have tended to understand various aspects of life. Editor’s pick from the current issue: IDENTIFICATION WITH THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER IN GERMANY: DO GENDER ROLE ORIENTATIONS MATTER? by Henk Erik Meier, Mara Konjer & Bernd Strauß.
Sport in History, Volume 39, 2019, Issue 2: Upfront and Onside: Women, Football, History and Heritage, Part One
Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section.