Beatriz Velez

as foosball fuels world politics, the global game brings like elements to light:

We are motivated first by love of football, second by a passion for stories rarely told. For example, we present an interview with Beatriz VA©lez of the Universidad de Antioquia in MedellAAn, Colombia, whose experience with the global game has been less benign than ours. She tells of cleaning up after her brother, who trod into the family home "with his clothes and football cleats full of mud." Within such vignettes lies a grassroots football culture, perhaps even more subtle than that treated by Franklin Foer in his recent book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. We enjoyed Foer’s book, although we might take issue with the grandiose title. By learning from people such as VA©lez, we prefer to let the world explain soccer to us.

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Posted: December 24th, 2006
at 12:38am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: too good to be true,web,games

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