The aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric of soccer

Autores

Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, Aline Bieri

Editora

Routledge

Cidade

Londres

Páginas

296

Ano

2018

ISBN

9780815385738

Sumário

Pep Talk
Klopp’s Heideggerianism
Simon Critchley

Taking the Field
Introduction: Aesthetics, Poetics, Rhetoric, Soccer
Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, and Aline Bieri

First Half: Aesthetics
1. Good Games as Athletic Beauty: Why Association Football is Rightly Called the Beautiful Game
Emily Ryall

2. Appreciating the Not-Obviously-Beautiful Game
Adam Kadlac

3. “England ‘Till I Die”: Soccer, National Identity, and Contemporary Art
Daniel Haxall

4. The Messianic Manager in Novels by David Peace
David Kilpatrick

Half Time: Poetics

5. The Man in the Dugout: Fictional Football Managers and the Politics of Resistance
Cyprian Piskurek

6. The Importance of Trivial Oppositions in Football Fandom: The Narcissism of Minor Differences in Derby Games
Kristof K.P. Vanhoutte

7. Stupidity in Football
Philip Schauss

Second Half: Rhetoric

8. “Caveman stuff”: Ireland’s Soccer Struggle with Identity, Style, and Success
Michael O’Hara and Connell Vaughan

9. The Beautiful and the Grim: British Cultural Discourses of the Eastern European Game
Blanka Blagojevic

10. “Text Sex with Becks”: Football Celebrities, Popular Press, and the Spectacle of Language
Jan Chovanec

11. Multimodal Construction of Soccer-related Humor on Twitter and Instagram
Thomas Messerli and Di Yu

12. Multilingualism in Football Teams
Eva Lavric and Jasmin Steiner

Resumo (outro idioma)

Soccer has long been known as ‘the beautiful game’. This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric.

Including international contributions from scholars of philosophy, literary and cultural studies, linguistics, art history, and the creative arts, this book begins by investigating the relationship between beauty and soccer and asks what criteria should be used to judge the sport’s aesthetic value. Covering topics as diverse as humor, national identity, style, celebrity, and social media, its chapters examine the nature of fandom, the role of language, and the significance of soccer in contemporary popular culture. It also discusses what one might call the ‘stylistics’ of soccer, analyzing how players, fans, and commentators communicate on and off the pitch, in the press, on social media, and in wider public discourse.

The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer makes for fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport, culture, literature, philosophy, linguistics, and society.

Referência

ASKIN, Ridvan; DIEDERICH, Catherine; BIERI, Aline.

(Orgs.).

The aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric of soccer. Londres: Routledge, 2018.