Coverart for item
The Resource Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland

Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland

Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975
Title
Following the ball
Title remainder
the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975
Statement of responsibility
Todd Cleveland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal's African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from 1949 until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975. The backdrop was Portugal's increasingly embattled Estado Novo regime, and its attendant use of the players as propaganda to communicate the supposed unity of the metropole and the colonies. Cleveland zeroes in on the ways that players, such as the great Eusebio, creatively exploited opportunities generated by shifts in the political and occupational landscapes in the waning decades of Portugal's empire. Drawing on interviews with the players themselves, he shows how they often assumed roles as social and cultural intermediaries and counters reductive histories that have depicted footballers as mere colonial pawns. To reconstruct these players' transnational histories, the narrative traces their lives from the informal soccer spaces in colonial Africa to the manicured pitches of Europe, while simultaneously focusing on their off-the-field challenges and successes. By examining this multi-continental space in a single analytical field, the book unearths structural and experiential consistencies and contrasts, and illuminates the components and processes of empire. --
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cleveland, Todd
Dewey number
960.320922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ohio University research in international studies. Global and comparative studies series
Series volume
no. 16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
  • Portugal
Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982091678
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780896803145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091678
Label
Following the ball : the migration of African soccer players across the Portuguese colonial empire, 1949-1975, Todd Cleveland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982091678
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780896803145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)982091678

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...