Football Muti

Author: Robin Goode
Editor: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1770097643
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"Just in time for the 2010 World Cup, Robin Goode's photographic documentation on football seeks to show the inherent purity of the beautiful game by capturing, at grassroots level, Africa's relationship with this most popular of sports. Goode has realised that the beauty and purity of the game can be found, far from the money and celebrity it sometimes brings to mind, in the children of the poorest places on earth. Muti, both a social documentary and photographic journey, highlights not only Africa's passion for football, but also the maladies that beset the continent, and football's potential role as a balm for those maladies. The Muti project aims at raising money to supply children's charities with much-needed medicine"--Amazon.com.

Africa S Elite Football

Author: Chuka Onwumechili
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429639600
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This book explores various aspects of intranational elite football in Africa, drawing on the expertise of notable scholars from across the world. Africa’s Elite Football focuses on an area largely ignored by current scholarship on African football, where interest has focused on international migration. In exploring the intranational, the book is written in two parts. The first is a general focus on the continent, and the second is an examination of country cases. The general focus of the book is on the nature of elite tier leagues, the relationship between politics and football, the media, youth academies, intranational migration and fans. Notably, chapters on topics such as intranational migration present groundbreaking scholarship in this area. Currently, football discourses on migration focus on international migration of footballers, yet the majority of migration in African football is intranational. Thus, by addressing the intranational, this book brings attention to an area that is underrepresented in the current academic discourse. The second part of the book, which focuses on country cases, covers Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The topics explored in those cases include religiosity, health, women’s football, media and management. The coverage of health-related issues is particularly important given that several books on African football rarely broach such a topic. With its unique approach to African football, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of sports history, African studies, politics in sports and African sports.

Football Against The Enemy

Author: Simon Kuper
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409137856
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The classic winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Throughout the world, football is a potent force in the lives of billions of people. Focusing national, political and cultural identities, football is the medium through which the world's hopes and fears, passions and hatreds are expressed. Simon Kuper travelled to 22 countries from South Africa to Italy, from Russia to the USA, to examine the way football has shaped them. At the same time he tried to find out what lies behind each nation's distinctive style of play, from the carefree self-expression of the Brazilians to the anxious calculation of the Italians. During his journeys he met an extraordinary range of players, politicians and - of course - the fans themselves, all of whom revealed in their different ways the unique place football has in the life of the planet.

Do You Speak Football

Author: Tom Williams
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947223
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'At last, the definitive guide to football phraseology across the world... Sparky and very funny.' Paul Hayward, Daily Telegraph ''Amusing and informative in equal measure.' Oliver Kay, The Times An expertly compiled and utterly fascinating compendium of the weird and wonderful words and phrases used to describe football around the world. To speak football is to speak a language of a thousand tongues… In this ground-breaking global glossary of football words and phrases, you'll discover the rich, quirky and joyously creative language used by fans, commentators and players across the world. From placing a shot 'where the owl sleeps' in Brazil, to what it means to use your 'chocolate leg' in the Netherlands, via Wembley-Tor – a phrase adopted by Germans to describe a dubious goal – this comprehensively researched book will entertain and inform in equal measure. Discover the unfortunate Finnish term for a holding midfielder, what it means when South Korean fans get nostalgic about a 'Leeds season' and why Dundee United supporters should keep their heads down in Nigeria. With over 700 terms from 89 countries (including 29 ways to describe a nutmeg), this is the definitive guide to the global language of football.

The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia

Author: Ray Dozier
Editor: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 158261699X
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A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the history of football at the University of Oklahoma offers descriptions of every game, from 1895 through 2005, with profiles of the great coaches, players, games, and events of Sooners football.

The Ball Is Round

Author: David Goldblatt
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141911549
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The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.

The Palgrave International Handbook Of Football And Politics

Author: Jean-Michel De Waele
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319787772
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This Handbook offers an analysis of the relation between football and politics, based on over 30 case studies covering five continents. It provides a detailed picture of this relation in a wide number of European, American, African, and Asian states, as well as a comparative assessment of football in a global perspective, thus combining the general and the local. It examines themes such as the political origins of football in the studied country, the historical club rivalries, the political aspects of football as a sports spectacle, and the contemporary issues linked to the political use of football. By following the same structure with each study, the volume allows for the comparison between largely investigated cases and cases that have seldom been addressed. The Handbook will be of use particularly to students and scholars in the fields of sport studies, political science and sociology, as well as cultural studies, anthropology and leisure studies.

The Politics Of South African Football

Author: Oshebeng Alpheus Koonyaditse
Editor: African Books Collective
ISBN: 0981439829
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"The Politics of South African Football is a literary account of the political arena of football and opens on that glorious day on Saturday 15th May when South Africa won the Right to host the World at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Politics of South African Football is South Africa's story of the road that lead to hosting the FIFA 2010 World Cup and the people whose vehement resistance and declaration that 'there could be no normal sport in an abnormal society' proved a powerful antidote to assurances by government that all was well"--Bookseller's website.

The 65th Defendant

Author: Garry Allighan
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Cooperation In Industrial Multi Agent Systems

Author: N Jennings
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814502391
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Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) is a vibrant sub-field of Artificial Intelligence concerned with coordinating the knowledge and actions of multiple interacting agents. Although DAI has the potential to overcome many of the problems currently associated with constructing software systems which are large, complex and knowledge rich, there have, as yet, been relatively few attempts to apply it to real world applications. To help pave the way for such future developments, this book recounts the insights gained and the breakthroughs made, whilst building multiple agent systems in the domains of electricity transportation management and control of a particle accelerator. These experiences cover the complete development lifecycle of multi-agent systems for industrial applications: ranging from the initial design, through the implementation, to the testing and evaluation phases. The book's other main features are that it: provides a thorough and up-to-date explanation of the foundation concepts of DAI, describes a new paradigm for building multi-agent systems which uses the concept of reusable cooperation knowledge and develops a new model of cooperation based on the notion of joint intentions. Contents:IntroductionInitial Experiences with Industrial Multi-Agent SystemsRepresenting Joint ActionsImplementing Responsible AgentsConclusions and Future Directions Readership: Computer scientists, researchers, practioners of distributed artificial intelligence. keywords: “The book is extremely well-written in its clarity and structure. It offers a substantial amount of theoretically and practically valuable ideas, concepts and techniques for use in multi-agent systems. In addition, it covers general DAI material very well. Therefore the book is highly recommendable to DAI researchers, practitioners, as well as readers who have a general interest in multi-agent systems”. Knowledge Engineering Review “The book will be required reading for both the DAI community and forward-thinking industrial engineers … Jennings's book is an excellent report on an important research effort that deserves wide circulation.” Computing Reviews

Globalization And Football

Author: Richard Giulianotti
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412921279
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This timely book provides an engaging, clear view of the interrelationships within key globalization processes and the international sport of football. Intelligently combining the conceptual and methodological aspects of global studies with the specific cultural conditions of the 'beautiful game' Giulianotti and Robertson illuminate its social history and diffusion, as well as wider cultural, economic, political and social dimensions.

Guysgirl S Football Fanaticism Guide

Author: Blythe Brumleve
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304534588
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Football is more than just rules. It's an entire culture. And when 45% of the NFL fan base is female, the number only continues to grow. Read about the infamous players, how a typical NFL game is played out, tailgating, rules and unwritten rules, culture, getting gameday ready, and the rise of the female fan. We're introducing a first of its kind for football guides -a complete up-to-date digital resource. From the day you get your hands on this book, key URL's are placed within the pages that are constantly updated. History-making moments, Superbowl rings, a new way to craft a gameday outfit or updates on the female fan base, if they're updated in real life, they'll be updated on the digital pages of GuysGirl.com to ensure that staying up to date on the game isn't a hassle. So stop sitting on the sidelines! Learn about why fans are so passionate about the nation's most popular sport.

Identity And Nation In African Football

Author: C. Onwumechili
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137355816
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The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and fan radicalization.

Swaziland

Author: Mike Unwin
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624004
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Swaziland is Africa's second smallest country and its last remaining absolute monarchy. Dwarfed by neighbouring South Africa, this tiny, landlocked nation punches well above its weight in terms of both nature and culture. Author Mike Unwin explores the excellent wildlife reserves and wild hiking trails offering waterfalls, rock art and prolific flora and birdlife, and introduces travellers to the country's rich and varied landscapes. His personal insights, together with colourful anecdotes provide entertaining insights, give an insider's perspective. He divides Swaziland into four distinct regions, with detailed maps and itineraries for timescales from one weekend to one month. It includes a practical guide to neighbouring attractions easily accessed from Swaziland, including Maputo (Mozambique) and the Kruger Park (South Africa), both less than one hour's drive away. The natural history section offers far greater detail and more accurate information than found elsewhere, drawing on the author's extensive insider knowledge and experience.

Has Anybody Got A Whistle

Author: Peter Auf der Heyde
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Peter Auf der Heyde caught the football bug as an eight-year-old growing up in the suburbs of Johannesburg. In 1974 his grandmother bought him tickets to the World Cup finals in Germany and that bug became an obsession. At Rhodes University in Grahamstown Auf der Heyde, his conscience pricked by the evils of apartheid, became the only white player in the all-black Grahamstown Soccer Association. At the same time he took a degree in social work and journalism and thus began a career in football reporting which has taken him all over Africa and the world at large. His involvement with football, a predominantly black sport, and journalism made him a constant target for the South African security services. However, using his German background to great advantage, Auf der Heyde overcame these problems and has been in a unique position to follow soccer in Africa over the last 20 years. Has Anybody Got A Whistle? is Auf der Heyde's journey through African football, a journey that has encompassed corruption at the highest levels, witchcraft, disasters on an unprecedented scale and murder.. Moreover, the political and social changes on the African continent over the last 20 years have been m

More Than A Game

Author: Ronny Mintjens
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466931566
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Ronny Mintjens, linguist, teacher, and professional football coach, needed to find a way to really see the world, something deeper than mere tourism. Leaving the comfort and familiarity of his own European life, Mintjens decided to pursue his love of professional sports and exotic cultures all at once. He began coaching football at clubs all across Africa. Beginning in southern and then moving on to eastern Africa, Mintjens soon realized that there was more to professional football than simply training and winning matches. Trying to find ways to make a true mark on the game, Mintjens travelled from one club to the next. Each club, from Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Plains to Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope, held its own surprises and boasted its own strengths and weaknesses. In the end, each had its own lessons on the intricate weaving of African culture and heritage. Leave your life behind and dive into the exotic world of African sports with this fascinating tale of an ambitious foreigner and his deep journey to understand football as a way of life in the African football club. In this relatively unknown part of the world, football is certainly more than a game.

Football Africa

Author: Marc Broere
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The Weekly Notes

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Parade And Foto Action

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Animals And African Ethics

Author: Kai Horsthemke
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137504056
File Size: 29,88 MB
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The claim is frequently made on behalf of African moral beliefs and practices that they do not objectify and exploit nature and natural existents like Western ethics does. This book investigates whether this is correct and what kind of status is reserved for other-than-human animals in African ethics.