Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

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John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter
Psychology Press, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 219 pages

The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance.

The book offers important insight into topics such as:

* the development of professional football in Korea and Japan
* the political and diplomatic significance of the first co-hosted World Cup
* FIFA and the 'back stage' dealing behind the World Cup
* football as a global culture and its impact on 'traditional' East Asian structures.

This book is essential reading for anybody looking to understand the power of sporting 'mega-events' and the increasingly complex relationship between sport and society. It is also an absorbing read for all serious fans of world football.

 

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Contents

Introduction A World Cup of superlatives The periphery
17
Japan South Korea and the cohosted
43
The development of football in Korea
73
The development of football in Japan
89
after the Pacific War The rise of
101
Japan in the world of football
121
PART III
131
Introduction Japans Man United Violence
140
the 2002 World Cup and soccer voluntary
147
voluntary groups The present state of soccer voluntary
155
References
161
PArt iv
175
Lets spend the public money together The World Cup as
181
The World Cup and television football
195
Introduction Constructing the game Audience reception
211
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