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User Review  - jrcovey - LibraryThing

Those looking for an actual coherent & viable theory of globalization will be stymied by this cheekily titled book, unless they succumb to its actual pleasures—those of the good tale well told. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

Foer’s thematic essays take on many aspects of the beautiful game and much of the ugliness that manifests itself or attaches itself to sport as a way of exploring globalization. Each of the essays is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Trotsky731 - LibraryThing

The book is divided into chapters that are essays in amongst themselves. Each essay describes a how soccer explains Political and religious tensions around the world. It also explains how soccer explains both sides of the globalization debate. Read full review

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User Review  - midlevelbureaucrat - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at globalization through the frame of soccer around the world. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read full review

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User Review  - lsimpson - LibraryThing

Absolutely loved it. Great journalism, good insights, wonderful research. Very fun read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

A very interesting read. I liked it. The author takes us on a journey around the globe looking at soccer and how it interacts or relates to certain regions, peoples, nations, and events. Mr. Foer ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Cory - Goodreads

A great little book of essays that makes you wonder why there aren't more like it, even if some of the observations smack of tourism. I dream of more books like this but suspect they are hard to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Very interesting, but very heady sociological read. There's a lot of good insight into the behind-the-scenes of the soccer world. Ever wanted to know why hooliganism exists? Or how Franco's regime ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

Just finished a highly entertaining book about how soccer incorporates aspects of globalization. From Nigerians in Ukraine, to an English team without a single royal subject in its lineup, from ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

An interesting take on the modern history of football and its future in an increasingly globalized political-economy, for better or worse. Although Foer fails to present any clear political framework ... Read full review


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