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Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Roman Kozak jr. - Goodreads

Fun read. This book could easily be expanded to cover regions of the world in more detail. Interesting take on the globalization of the game along with it's political underpinnings. Helpful for ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I never knew that the beautiful game had such an ugly underbelly, taken over by violence, racism, and national and religious partisanism and ruled by power and corruption (and you won't even find FIFA ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Not a bad read that taught me a lot about other soccer cultures around the world. However, it never really explained the world or talked about globalization at all. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

Contrary to how I often operate, I'm not going to get bent out of shape because the title is misleading-- rather than a book with a cohesive (and probably far-fetched) thesis running through it, it is ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - SW Buckley - Goodreads

An excellent read regardless of your prior knowledge of the sport. As a huge football fan, I loved reading the view of this most global of sports through the eyes of an American author. The book ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Peter Young - Goodreads

An interesting and fun read. But the title actually is backwards. The book never uses soccer to explain the world. On the contrary, he uses the world to explain what happens in and around soccer. Foer ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Oyster - Goodreads

Maybe we're too fixated on any given Sunday here in the US, but Foer's unlikely book on soccer—which explores globalization and world economics through the lens of this sport—will make you think there's room for another type of football in your life. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Jason Hunt - Goodreads

An interesting book. Not just about football, but also on history and on the way it has affected society. I liked it a lot. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Peter Murray - Goodreads

Another look at soccer hooliganism. But riveting, fascinating, informative, etc. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

An interesting, entertaining and informative read. Fails (as many have noted) to actually offer a "theory of globalization" – instead presenting a series of well-fleshed-out vignettes showing how ... Read full review


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