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Beyond Soccer: International Relations and Politics as Seen through the Beautiful Game (Rowman & Littlefield) is the latest book from Tamir Bar-On, a researcher and professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, in which he offers new and innovative ways to learn about political science and international relations. We asked Mattias Melkersson for a review, and he is really impressed.
Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell (Peter Lang) is a study of a Leicester-based football club, in the book called Meadebrook Cavaliers, and it was awarded the prestigious Philip Abrams Memorial Prize in 2017. Our reviewer is Mattias Melkersson, and he finds the book important reading for a lot of reasons.
The title of Max Mauro’s book The Balotelli Generation: Issues of Inclusion and Belonging in Italian Football and Society (Peter Lang) refers to the Italian footballer Mario Balotelli, a target of thousands of racist slurs. The book, appreciatively reviewed by Mattias Melkersson, highlights the inclusive power of sport and the sometimes bleak reality behind the ambitions and potentials.
Identities and Images in Football: A case study of brands and the organisational settings in the development of Scandinavian women’s club football (Bokförlaget idrottsforum.org) is Mattias Melkersson’s doctoral thesis. It is reviewed by Professor Jean Williams, the external reviewer at the public defense of the thesis.
Public defence of doctoral thesis | Identities and Images in Football: A case study of brands and the organisational settings in the development of Scandinavian women’s club football by...
On Friday, September 15, at 13:15, Mattias Melkersson will present and defend his dissertation, which investigates and analyses four Scandinavian women’s football clubs (Stabæk Football, Fortuna Hjørring, Linköpings FC and LdB FC Malmö) and the contextual conditions that influence their organisations.