Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How Soccer Explains the World

The World Cup may be over, but enthusiasm for the global sport continues at the Courthouse Gallery, site of Goal 2010!, CCAI's exhibition of World Cup fine art posters – and at the Carson City Library. The  Library currently features a display of soccer books from  their collection of books on the subject –suitable for all interest and age levels.

 A recent addition to their holdings is "How Soccer Explains the World." Subtitled "an {unlikely} theory of globalization,"  this remarkable collection of ten essays by New Republic Editor Franklin Foer explores issues ranging from ethnic strife in the former Yugoslavia and the role of Red Star Belgrade supporters, to America's ambivalence towards the most popular game on the planet. The book encourages  a view of soccer and its myriad social contexts as ideal for social, political and  existential reflection on the world. It's a fun, serious read!

You can browse all the library's soccer holdings by visiting the library -- or by visiting its online catalog. A library card provides premium access.

[Photograph of Carson City Library display courtesy of Youth Services Librarian Amber Sady.]

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