Football and Migration

This book is engaging reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, sociology, human geography, migration, international labour flows, globalization, development or post-colonial studies.

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317810476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the contemporary game, drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches from sociology, history, geography and anthropology to explore migration in football in established, emerging and transitional contexts. The book examines shifting migration patterns over time and across space, and analyses the sociological dynamics that drive and influence those patterns. It presents in-depth case studies of migration in elite men’s football, exploring the role of established leagues in Europe and South America as well as important emerging leagues on football's frontier in North America and Asia. The final section of the book analyses the movement of groups who have rarely been the focus of migration research before, including female professional players, elite youth players, amateur players and players’ families, drawing on important new research in Ghana, England, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Few other sports have such a global reach and therefore few other sports are such an important location for cross-cultural research and insight across the social sciences. This book is engaging reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, sociology, human geography, migration, international labour flows, globalization, development or post-colonial studies.

African Football Migration

The book sheds critical light on the barriers to social becoming erected by neoliberal capitalism, and how these are negotiated by aspiring African footballers.

Author: Paul Darby

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526120267

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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Africans have long graced football fields around the world. The success of icons such as Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah has fueled the migratory projects of countless male youth across the continent. Using over a decade of ethnographic research, African football migration traces the historical, geographical and regulatory features of this migratory process.While a fortunate few do forge a successful career overseas, the book reveals how the vast majority experience involuntary immobility. Meanwhile others who are able to 'go outside' encounter truncated careers at the margins of the industry followed by precarious post-playing career lives. In unpacking these issues, African football migration offers fresh perspectives on the transnational strategies deployed by youth and young men striving to improve their life chances in post-colonial Africa, and the role that mobility, imagined and enacted, plays in these struggles.

Football and Migration

about sports migration. Some have at least flagged the importance of family in a range of processes associated with migration. In their research on the movement of football players from Nordic countries to England, Stead and Maguire ...

Author: Richard Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317810469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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Football is an incredibly powerful case study of globalization and an extremely useful lens through which to study and understand contemporary processes of international migration. This is the first book to focus on the increasingly complex series of migratory processes that contour the contemporary game, drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches from sociology, history, geography and anthropology to explore migration in football in established, emerging and transitional contexts. The book examines shifting migration patterns over time and across space, and analyses the sociological dynamics that drive and influence those patterns. It presents in-depth case studies of migration in elite men’s football, exploring the role of established leagues in Europe and South America as well as important emerging leagues on football's frontier in North America and Asia. The final section of the book analyses the movement of groups who have rarely been the focus of migration research before, including female professional players, elite youth players, amateur players and players’ families, drawing on important new research in Ghana, England, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Few other sports have such a global reach and therefore few other sports are such an important location for cross-cultural research and insight across the social sciences. This book is engaging reading for any student or scholar with an interest in sport, sociology, human geography, migration, international labour flows, globalization, development or post-colonial studies.

Football Fandom and Migration

This book studies how transnationalisation, Europeanisation and migration processes intersect with football fandom, through an analysis of the transnational narratives and practices of Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray football fans in Vienna, ...

Author: Nina Szogs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319509440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This book studies how transnationalisation, Europeanisation and migration processes intersect with football fandom, through an analysis of the transnational narratives and practices of Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray football fans in Vienna, Austria. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Austria, Turkey and Germany, the author analyses the ways in which narratives about football fandom are often linked to migrant experiences, including practices of (self‐)culturalization in the diasporic context in Austria. The book shows how constructed ethnicities and also masculinities and femininities meet in football fan performances and in the construction of what makes a “proper” football fan. Turkish football fandom is a field where powerful prejudices and stereotypes amalgamate and interact. This study enables the reader to look into migration processes and discussions about related topics from a different angle: the love of a football club. Football Fandom and Migration will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, European studies, political sciences, gender studies, leisure studies, sport sociology and history.

Youth Sport Migration and Culture

These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in Ireland, possibly the most fertile contemporary setting for the analysis of questions of sport and identity.

Author: Max Mauro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351205214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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How do migrant youth negotiate their role in society through sport and leisure practices? How can political theory and qualitative critical research work together to make sense of these processes? These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in Ireland, possibly the most fertile contemporary setting for the analysis of questions of sport and identity. Youth Sport, Migration and Culture emphasises the epistemological and ethical urgency of doing research with rather than on young people. Engaging with the social changes in Irish society through the eyes of children of immigrants growing up in Ireland, the book looks closely at young people’s leisure practices in multi-ethnic contexts, and at issues of inclusion in relation to public discourses around ‘national identity’ and immigration. Offering compelling analysis of how ideas of race and racism are elaborated through sport, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, sport development or youth culture.

Globalised Football

The receiving countries, again, include Portugal. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer in Society

Author: Nina Clara Tiesler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317968818

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 36

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When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the revolution in information technologies. In an exploration of these themes the collection provides insight into academic studies of football in Portugal, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the USA. At examining football-related phenomena under the headings of nations and migration, myths and business, the city and the dream, it shows how modernised football itself is object and subject in processes of both neo-liberal globalisation and counter hegemonic globalisation. While the contributions highlight characteristics of particular local and national contexts, the volume focuses on global centre-periphery-relations and migration trajectories of football professionals by analysing recent developments in post-colonial Portuguese speaking areas: The high ranking of "Portuguese football" not only serves in national(ist) discourses or in order to emancipate the country from a marginal position, it also turns Portugal into a football-talent exporter, confronting it partly with the same ambiguous consequences as Brazil and the African countries, who "lose" their football talents to the European centre. The receiving countries, again, include Portugal. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer in Society

Migration in Sports

At the same time, this book addresses that the flow of foreign athletes has increased remarkably in all European countries and in Greece specifically, which is the seventh highest host European country of migrant footballers, despite the ...

Author: Panagiotis E. Dimitropoulos

Publisher:

ISBN: 1536130052

Category: Soccer

Page: 101

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Undoubtedly, professional football hails as the most popular sport around the world. Dozens of football players, coaches, managers, agents, and fans are partake in it every day in some form, whether it is earning money, entertaining, or simply watching this sport. However, a crucial issue that requires attention is the immigration of players to foreign championships in order to be able to take advantage of professional opportunities or to find a way into more advanced football leagues. The purpose of this book is to study the immigration of athletes onto the European football field, with an emphasis on the Greece Superleague. The main conclusion that has emerged from this study is that more and more Greek players take advantage of the free market and choose to leave by migrating to find better working conditions in one of the most advanced European championships. At the same time, this book addresses that the flow of foreign athletes has increased remarkably in all European countries and in Greece specifically, which is the seventh highest host European country of migrant footballers, despite the small size and competitiveness of the Greek league.

Sport and Migration

In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important new light both on the ...

Author: Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135999131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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From Major League Baseball to English soccer’s Premier League, all successful contemporary professional sports leagues include a wide diversity of nationalities and ethnicities within their playing and coaching rosters. The international migration of sporting talent and labor, encouraged and facilitated by the social and economic undercurrents of globalization, mean that world sport is now an important case study for any student or researcher with an interest in international labor flows, economic migration, global demography or the interdependent world economy. In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important new light both on the forces shaping modern sport and on the role that sport plays in shaping the world economy and global society. Presenting original case studies of sports from European and African soccer to Japanese baseball to rugby union in New Zealand, the book makes an important contribution to our understanding of a wide range of issues within contemporary social science, such as national identity politics, economic structure and organization, north-south relations, imperial legacies and gender relations. This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, human geography, economics or international business.

The Future of Football

IMPORT STRATEGIES AND NATIONAL STEREOTYPES To establish a fuller picture of ' very elite football migration , it is also necessary to investigate the import of football talent . The immigration patterns of the four most popular ...

Author: Jon Garland

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714650684

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Looks at the changes in world soccer over the past decade and discusses a variety of social and economic issues of interest to fans, players, and administrators.

Women Soccer and Transnational Migration

The book consists of three parts. Firstly, it provides an overview and an analysis of migration in women's soccer from its earliest forms until now.

Author: Sine Agergaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135939458

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a situation where highly skilled sports women have to migrate from their homelands to find employment with a professional team. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration represents a substantial contribution to our knowledge on the development of women’s soccer, to research into sports labor migration and sport and globalization more broadly. The book consists of three parts. Firstly, it provides an overview and an analysis of migration in women's soccer from its earliest forms until now. It then presents several case studies, delivered by scholars from around the world, illustrating how female players are increasingly being drawn to the USA, Northern Europe and Scandinavia due to their ability to support professional leagues. Finally, all the themes and patterns of these case studies are drawn together to be able to compare and contrast migration in women's soccer to sport migration and globalization more broadly. This study not only makes recommendations for future researchers, but may also serve as an important source of information for those in charge of policy. As such, it is essential reading for students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners involved in sports migration and women's sport.