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Globalisation, Tradition And Cultural Identity In Spanish Football: Reflections And Observations

Jim O'Brien
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Jim O'Brien: Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2016, vol. 3, issue 2, pages 3-12

Abstract: This article offers some reflections and observations on the complex relationship between the forces of Globalisation and Spanish football, posing the key question as to whether the impact of Globalisation has been a quintessentially corrosive dynamic, eroding the quasi - sacrosanct traditions of the Spanish game to fashion a distinctive post- modern pastiche of elitism and inequality based on an orgy of consumption and commodity.

Keywords: football; identity; mass populism; world cup; iconography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z10 O52 H10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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