African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media by Tendai Chari, Nhamo A. Mhiripiri

By Tendai Chari, Nhamo A. Mhiripiri

This edited quantity addresses key debates round African soccer, id building, fan cultures, and either African and worldwide media narratives. utilizing the 2010 FIFA international Cup in South Africa as a lens, it explores how soccer in Africa is in detail certain up with deeper social, cultural and political currents.

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In planning, implementation and execution of events, however, cultural, social and other imprints are left that can have enduring impacts on the society. (italics added) The ambition of this chapter is to critically examine the cultural and social imprints made by the World Cup upon a football tourist (me), during my fortnight in South Africa in June 2010. In this chapter I use extracts from my World Cup diary to consider the varying narratives that I was exposed to during my trip, which framed my understanding of contemporary South African society upon my return.

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