Soccer Politics

ROMST 204D

Explores global history of soccer with focus on Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Examines development and spread of the game, institutions such as FIFA, biographies of legendary players, and economics of the sport. Examines philosophical and ethical issues raised by soccer, and ways the sport condenses, channels, and at times transforms politics. Materials include works of history, anthropology, literature, journalism, memoirs, documentary films, and footage of classic games. Students will contribute to Soccer Politics blog and pages. Students enrolled under foreign language discussion sections will do reading, writing, research, and discussion in the language.

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Africa, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Faculty: 

Laurent Dubois, laurent.dubois@duke.edu

Crosslisting Numbers: 
HISTORY 204D, ICS 204D, ARTS&SCI 204D
Areas of Knowledge: 
CZ, SS
Modes of Inquiry: 
CCI, EI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
No