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World Cup, Nation-States and Globalization

April 25, 2010 by and tagged , , , , ,

Tony Karon neatly sums up how the world of soccer, although still organized along national lines for international competition, and local (and corporate) lines for domestic championship, is a thoroughly globalized one where individual players seamlessly navigate across global flows (of money, mainly):

Go read the whole thing.

On the sociology of sports and globalization, see this, and this.

Posted in Global Governance, Globalization, Identity, Nationalism, Sociology, Sports | 1 Comment »



One Response to “World Cup, Nation-States and Globalization”

  1.   dmayeda Says:

    Nice. More focused on the corporate ties between international sporting events, local businesses, and the state, I thought this 2-part series was useful.

    http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/faultlines/2010/01/201019104335683915.html

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