Football and National Identities in Spain

The Strange Death of Don Quixote

  • Alejandro Quiroga

Part of the Global Culture and Sport book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alejandro Quiroga
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alejandro Quiroga
    Pages 48-76
  4. Alejandro Quiroga
    Pages 77-100
  5. Alejandro Quiroga
    Pages 128-154
  6. Alejandro Quiroga
    Pages 155-183
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    Pages 184-191
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 192-246

About this book


This book investigates the use of football to create, shape and promote Spanish, Catalan and Basque national identities and explores  the utilization of soccer to foster patriotic feelings, exposing the often dark vested interests behind the propagation of national narratives through soccer.


democracy media Spain

Authors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Quiroga
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NewcastleUK

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