Football and the Boundaries of History

Critical Studies in Soccer

  • Brenda Elsey
  • Stanislao G. Pugliese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Brenda Elsey
    Pages 1-10
  3. Art Criticism

  4. Collective Psychology and Group Identity

  5. Political Science and International Relations

  6. Race and Ethnic Studies

  7. Sexuality and Gender

  8. The State and Civil Society

  9. Philosophy and Critical Theory

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 361-384

About this book


The essays in this volume use football to create a dialogue between history and other disciplines, including art criticism, philosophy, and political science. The study of football provides fertile ground for interdisciplinary initiatives and this volume explores the disciplinary boundaries that are shifting “beneath our feet.” Traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have come to embrace diverse research methodologies and the increased scholarly attention to football over the past decade reflects both the startling popularity of the sport and the trends in historical scholarship that have been termed the “cultural,” “interpretive,” or “linguistic” turns. This volume includes work on gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, which have challenged disciplinary fault-lines.


soccer in popular culture sport studies in historical context World Cup football FIFA soccer and race

Editors and affiliations

  • Brenda Elsey
    • 1
  • Stanislao G. Pugliese
    • 2
  1. 1.Hofstra UniversityHempstead, NYUSA
  2. 2.Hofstra UniversityHempstead, NYUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Hofstra University 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95005-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95006-5
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