African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives

The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup

  • Tendai Chari
  • Nhamo A. Mhiripiri

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Towards an Epistemology of African Football — The Symbolic Significance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

  3. FIFA 2010 World Cup and Identity Construction

  4. African Fan Cultures

  5. African Media Narratives

  6. Global Media Narratives

About this book


This edited volume addresses key debates around African football, identity construction, fan cultures, and both African and global media narratives. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as a lens, it explores how football in Africa is intimately bound up with deeper social, cultural and political currents.


Framing identity Image media Nation politics sports tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Tendai Chari
    • 1
  • Nhamo A. Mhiripiri
    • 2
  1. 1.University of VendaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Midlands State UniversityZimbabwe

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48323-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39223-7
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