On February 12th, FSF kicked off the spring 2014 season with Lindsay Krasnoff and her new book, The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010. Sixteen participants were able to join our invited author for a lively discussion of her work.
Discussion centered on France’s role in hosting major sporting events, how football and basketball related to other sports, and the tensions of public and private support in youth development. Krasnoff also shared her experiences in writing the book while balancing her work at the U.S. Department of State and selecting her topic as a graduate student.
FSF participants included: Alejandro Gonzalez, Andrew Guest, Ben Dettmar, Brenda Elsey, Brain Van Wyck, Corry Cropper, David Kilpatrick, Derek Catsam, Ingrid Bolivar, Laurent Dubois, Liz Timbs, Peter Alegi, Rwany Sibaja, and Steven Apostolov
Audio of the session is available here
Liz Timbs created a Storify of the #fsflesbleus hashtag here.