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Brand Brazil: Past as Prologue

Brasilidade, class, gender, futebol força versus futebol arte, tropical modernity, the 2014 World Cup, and globalizing “brand Brazil” were just some of the topics discussed in the Football Scholars Forum’s inaugural event of 2014-15 with historian Roger Kittleson. Joining the … Continue reading

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Kittleson’s The Country of Football To Open 2014-15 Season

With the 2014 World Cup circus come and gone, and students beckoning, it’s time to announce the fall schedule for the 2014-15 season of the Football Scholars Forum. Our first session picks up where Germany left off, in Brazil! On … Continue reading

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Post-Hofstra: Now for an unconference!

Brenda Elsey and Stanislao Pugliese deserve congratulations and thanks for organizing “Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity, and Politics”, one of the largest and most important conferences on studying the sport ever held. Assembling many of the field’s … Continue reading

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FSF at Hofstra Soccer Conference

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Producing a collaborative documentary during fieldwork

Shortly after Peter and I proposed this panel on collaboration between journalists and academics, I was contacted by a team of four young sports journalists interested in my dissertation topic. They all graduated with degrees in sports journalism, but haven’t … Continue reading

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Navigating the Study of Sports in the Academic World

Grant Wahl writes for Sports Illustrated and is the author of The Beckham Experiment, the first soccer book ever to become a New York Times bestseller. In the spring of 1995, during my junior year at Princeton, I met with … Continue reading

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Long Live WG Grace. The Past and the Future of Sports Writing

John Foot is Professor of Modern Italian history at the University of Bristol. He is the author of several books, including Calcio: A History of Italian Football and Pedalare! Pedalare! A History of Italian Cycling, and writes regularly for a … Continue reading

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“Who Should We Root For?” And Other Questions I Can’t Answer

Dr. Brenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University and the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile. Follow her on twitter @politicultura. Reflecting on his time in the editorial pages of Mexican … Continue reading

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The Ivory Tower and the Press Box: Towards Total Fútbol Writing

Peter Alegi: This is my video blog contribution to the Football Scholars Forum roundtable taking place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the global fútbological conclave known as the Soccer as the Beautiful Game conference at Hofstra University. Comments welcome!

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Soccernomics as model for academic/journalistic collaboration

Editors’ note: FSF will be hosting a panel at Hofstra’s “Soccer as the Beautiful Game” conference on April 12, 9:30AM (-5 GMT). The purpose of the panel is to provoke discussion and debate on how journalists and scholars can inform our … Continue reading

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