Tag: soccer

Qatar and the World Cup – Questions and Answers

Joel Abdelmoez , May 24th, 2022

A while ago, a Swedish reporter asked me to answer a few questions about Qatar and the World Cup. The segment eventually got cut, but since I had…


John Long en la Gran Manzana

anthropologies , May 5th, 2022

Read Time:8 Minute, 15 Second   “Yo que siempre cumplo un pacto, cuando es entre caballeros. Les tenía que escribir esta canción” …


Senegalese Football’s Impossible Dream

Alexandra Frankel , July 10th, 2018

After a sixteen-year absence, Senegal’s football team returned to the World Cup, but their sporting success belies the risks and uncertainties of an unequal global sports industry. A…

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Soccer, Kinship and Migration Dreams in Cameroon

Elyse Bailey , August 12th, 2016

For young men in Cameroon, international soccer dreams and family relations are closely connected.   International men’s football (soccer) match: Germany vs. Cameroon. Photo courtesy Wikime…

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Soccer as Ethnography

Elyse Bailey , August 2nd, 2016

Some student soccer players challenge a team of Kurdish asylum seekers to a game. How can cultural identities be studied ethnographically through playing soccer? In the summer of 2014…

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Italian Football Hooligans and Little Shoes

foodanthro , May 27th, 2016

Markus Bell In Italy, many working class men feel that the EU and the Italian government have abandoned them. In such desperate times, these men cling to each…


Unravelling Goliath

mstalcup , June 15th, 2015

The editors of Anthropoliteia welcome Christopher Gaffney with a commentary on the current crisis at FIFA and its implications “Unfair Players” Photo by Christopher Gaffney CC BY-NC-PSA 4….