By Tendai Chari, Nhamo A. Mhiripiri

ISBN-10: 1137392231

ISBN-13: 9781137392237

ISBN-10: 1349483230

ISBN-13: 9781349483235

This edited quantity addresses key debates round African soccer, id building, fan cultures, and either African and international media narratives. utilizing the 2010 FIFA global Cup in South Africa as a lens, it explores how soccer in Africa is in detail sure up with deeper social, cultural and political currents.

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I believe that considering my experiences through the poststructural lens suggested by Michel Foucault has allowed me to contextualize and understand how such polar opposite ‘truths’ can co-exist. Cape Town Monday 14 June – Italy vs. Paraguay Cape Town is wet. But, when the sun emerged from behind the clouds and cast a rainbow across Table Mountain I began to see why this was such a popular place. My ride from the airport to my bed and breakfast was a shuttle Combi skilfully driven by Mohammed, an incredibly friendly guy who described himself as ‘Cape Town, born and bred’.

5% citing ‘comfort’ as their principal reason. 6%), the ‘bringing the nation together’ slogan seemed to hide the class aspect. One of the respondents was ‘Mark’, a white University teacher. 7 Jacob, a black engineer on his way to the match against Uruguay in Pretoria, explained that he was an old Kaizer Chief fan and had attended many matches through the years. (Across the continent, club fixtures have long engendered great passion; Luginaah & Otiso, 2010). 8 The white debutant and the black veteran had a crucial thing in common: they could afford the tickets.

6%), although ages 15 and up were represented. 5 The first two racial categories were relatively evenly split between South Africans and those from other countries of origin. , 2011). 5% agreed that ‘Football is my favourite sport to watch’. Men opted more frequently for ‘strongly agree’, whereas women tended to ‘agree’. The South African contingent accounted for the majority of these favourable responses, with 43% (mostly women) indicating that hosting the World Cup in South Africa had heightened their interest in the sport.

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