You don’t have to be a soccer fanatic to appreciate this book. Franklin Foer merely uses the world’s most popular sport as a lens to dramatically illuminate the religious, economic, political, and ethnic divisions around the world. Foer will take your students on a surprising journey through the world of soccer, shattering the myths of our new global age along the way. From Brazil to Bosnia, and from Italy to Iran, How Soccer Explains the World chronicles how a sport and its rabid followers highlight such societal fault lines as terrorism, poverty, anti-Semitism, and radical Islam.
“Full of important insights into both cultural change and persistence. . . . Foer’s soccer odyssey lends weight to the argument that a human world order is possible.”-Washington Post Book World
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 05/2010
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.76d