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The Resource Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland, (electronic resource)

Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland, (electronic resource)

Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975
Title
Following the ball
Title remainder
the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975
Statement of responsibility
Todd Cleveland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal's African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from 1949 until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975. The backdrop was Portugal's increasingly embattled Estado Novo regime, and its attendant use of the players as propaganda to communicate the supposed unity of the metropole and the colonies. Cleveland zeroes in on the ways that players, such as the great Eus衩o, creatively exploited opportunities generated by shifts in the political and occupational landscapes in the waning decades of Portugal's empire. Drawing on interviews with the players themselves, he shows how they often assumed roles as social and cultural intermediaries and counters reductive histories that have depicted footballers as mere colonial pawns. To reconstruct these players' transnational histories, the narrative traces their lives from the informal soccer spaces in colonial Africa to the manicured pitches of Europe, while simultaneously focusing on their off-the-field challenges and successes. By examining this multi-continental space in a single analytical field, the book unearths structural and experiential consistencies and contrasts, and illuminates the components and processes of empire"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleveland, Todd
Dewey number
796.33409469
LC call number
GV944.P8
LC item number
C54 2017
Series statement
Ohio RIS global series
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
  • Portugal
  • HISTORY / Africa / General
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Soccer
Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001869563
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780896803145
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2017024500
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001869563
Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001869563
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780896803145
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2017024500
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001869563

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