Corresponding with the World Cup, the current epsiode of the podcast New Books in Sports features two scholars of Latin American history discussing their respective books on football in the region. Roger Kittleson discusses his new history of Brazilian soccer, The Country of Football, published this year by University of California Press as part of its series "Sport in World History." Joining him is Joshua Nadel, author of Fútbol!
One of H-Nationalism's blog posts about the World Cup, by Jan Kotowski, has generated some interest in the blogosphere. I wanted to share this link with you in case any are interested:
Dear colleagues, those of you interested in South American football might be interested in using the World Cup free day to read my new article "Sport as a tool for deflecting political problems: Bolivia’s President Morales’ successful campaign against FIFA’s ban on high altitude football" You can download the article here http://tinyurl.com/n9fr28u
We're not the only list on H-Net with a useful perspective on the tournament. And across the network, editors are collecting posts in a project, which you can check out here: https://networks.h-net.org/world-cup-2014
Give a read, follow a discussion, and think about contributing something yourself.
Reviews Editor, H-SAE
University of Edinburgh
Dear List Members,
In light of the 2014 World Cup, I thought it would be of interest to you to read an article about "feeling European," "feeling German," and belonging with regards to the 2010 World Cup. The article examines the emotional culture of soccer.
Maria Stehle and Beverly M. Weber, "German Soccer, the 2010 World Cup, and Multicultural Belonging," German Studies Review 36:1 (February 2013): 103-124
Please feel free to share your feelings about the article or even the 2014 World Cup on our listserv.