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The role of football in nation-building

Mielke, Ian LU (2015) SGED10 20151
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
The world's most popular sport, football, has been heavily overlooked for it's potential in development. Recent innovations from famous world bodies such as the United Nations or FIFA have lead to innovations in the field of sports and development. This thesis examines innovations that happened both before and concurrently with these UN and FIFA innovations but in the context of nation-building specifically in the context of Brazil, Argentina, and Cote d'Ivoire. By examining nation-building the different levels of society are scrutinized and to what extent that football has had an effect on society and in turn a nation. The study is conducted using a qualitative literature review of a variety of sources including books on the history of... (More)
The world's most popular sport, football, has been heavily overlooked for it's potential in development. Recent innovations from famous world bodies such as the United Nations or FIFA have lead to innovations in the field of sports and development. This thesis examines innovations that happened both before and concurrently with these UN and FIFA innovations but in the context of nation-building specifically in the context of Brazil, Argentina, and Cote d'Ivoire. By examining nation-building the different levels of society are scrutinized and to what extent that football has had an effect on society and in turn a nation. The study is conducted using a qualitative literature review of a variety of sources including books on the history of the sport in the aforementioned countries, academic articles and news sources. The interpretation of the theories in use in nation-building are used to create an understanding of the process of nation-building and football. The findings of the study present how the sport of football influenced nation-building, on numerous social levels and, on numerous occasions. On the smallest scale people that participate in football can become better included in society and increase their own agency. On the highest level the participants can change how both the nations people and the world's people see that nation's people. (Less)
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author
Mielke, Ian LU
supervisor
organization
course
SGED10 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Argentina, sport-in-development, Brazil, cote d'ivoire, nation-building, football
language
English
id
5435059
date added to LUP
2015-09-08 11:32:24
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2015-09-08 11:32:24
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  abstract     = {The world's most popular sport, football, has been heavily overlooked for it's potential in development. Recent innovations from famous world bodies such as the United Nations or FIFA have lead to innovations in the field of sports and development. This thesis examines innovations that happened both before and concurrently with these UN and FIFA innovations but in the context of nation-building specifically in the context of Brazil, Argentina, and Cote d'Ivoire. By examining nation-building the different levels of society are scrutinized and to what extent that football has had an effect on society and in turn a nation. The study is conducted using a qualitative literature review of a variety of sources including books on the history of the sport in the aforementioned countries, academic articles and news sources. The interpretation of the theories in use in nation-building are used to create an understanding of the process of nation-building and football. The findings of the study present how the sport of football influenced nation-building, on numerous social levels and, on numerous occasions. On the smallest scale people that participate in football can become better included in society and increase their own agency. On the highest level the participants can change how both the nations people and the world's people see that nation's people.},
  author       = {Mielke, Ian},
  keyword      = {Argentina,sport-in-development,Brazil,cote d'ivoire,nation-building,football},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The role of football in nation-building},
  year         = {2015},
}