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
2. Appreciating the Not-Obviously-Beautiful Game
3. “England ‘Till I Die”: Soccer, National Identity, and Contemporary Art
4. The Messianic Manager in Novels by David Peace
Half Time: Poetics
5. The Man in the Dugout: Fictional Football Managers and the Politics of Resistance
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
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
10. “Text Sex with Becks”: Football Celebrities, Popular Press, and the Spectacle of Language
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.
ReferênciaASKIN, Ridvan; DIEDERICH, Catherine; BIERI, Aline.
(Orgs.).The aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric of soccer. Londres: Routledge, 2018.