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Football in Neo-liberal Times : A Marxist Perspective on the European Football Industry (Hardcover)

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This book offers an original Marxist critique of the football business. It argues that the Marxist account of the difference between profits and surplus value is crucial to an understanding of the fluid and contradictory nature of the commodification of football. Section one analyses the nature of modern professional football and section two highlights attempts, via government agency and football clubs, to corral fans into ever greater identification with business logic aimed at breaking traditional social relations. Section three draws on a number of cases studies across Europe, to analyse how some fans are attempting to mount a counter ideological response to the assault of neo-liberalism on the game.

Number of Pages: 164
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Soccer
Series Title: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Peter Kennedy
Language: English
Street Date: February 17, 2016
TCIN: 50925578
UPC: 9781138826519
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-8014
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$137.75
MSRPwas $145.00

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