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Nation-building and the FIFA World Cup, South Africa 2010

Hyde-Clarke, Nathalie, Ottosen, Rune and Miller, Toby 2014. Nation-building and the FIFA World Cup, South Africa 2010. In: Chari, Tendai and Mhiripiri, Nhamo A. eds. African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives: The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, Global Culture and Sport Series, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 15-28. (10.1057/9781137392237_2)

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There is endless debate about the legitimacy of major global sporting events, most notably the summer Olympic Games and the World Cup of men’s football. At a symbolic level, they are heralded as grand opportunities for sport to express the brotherhood and sisterhood of humanity. At a national level, they are regarded as a source of national pride in the face of world competition. At a commercial level, they are seen as a boost to economic development through infrastructural development and tourism. Conversely, these occasions are also and equally pilloried, for precisely the obverse of the positive claims made about them (Pellegrino et al., 2010; Carreño Lara, 2012; Ferreira & Boshoff, 2013).

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349483235
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:45

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