France and the 1998 World Cup: The National Impact of a World Sporting Event

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Hugh Dauncey, Geoff Hare
Psychology Press, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 232 pages
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The 1998 soccer World Cup was perhaps the greatest international event in recent French history. This collection examines the effects on the host nation of the major economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of this global sports event. It discusses issues such as the impact on traditional French approaches to sport of the commercialisation of football, the improvement of sporting infrastructures, the marketing of the competition, the role of commercial sponsors, media coverage of the matches, policing and security during the month-long competition, and the French nation's identification with the multiracial national team.
 

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Contents

France and France 98 Hugh Dauncey
1
The State Economics and Sport Pierre Bourdieu
15
French Football from its Origins to Euro 84 Ian Pickup
22
The Organisation of French Football Today James Eastham
58
Fans and Heroes Patrick Mignon
79
Facilities and Infrastructure Hugh Dauncey
98
Buying and Selling the World Cup Geoff Hare
121
Terrorists and Hooligans Claude Journes
145
Old and New Media Lucy McKeever
161
A Diary of France 98 Hugh Dauncey
184
The Impact of France 98 Hugh Dauncey
205
Notes on Contributors
222
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Hare is a former Senior Lecturer in French Studies and is now a Research Associate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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