Overview:The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany - Sport in East Germany is commonly associated with the systematic doping that helped to make the country an Olympic superpower. Football played little part in this controversial story. Yet, as a hugely popular activity that was deeply entwined in the social fabric, it exerted an influence that few institutions or pursuits could match. The People's Game examines the history of football from the interrelated perspectives of star players, fans, and ordinary citizens who played for fun. Using archival sources and interviews, it reveals football's fluid role in preserving and challenging communist hegemony. By repeatedly emphasising that GDR football was part of an international story, for example, through analysis of the 1974 World Cup finals, Alan McDougall shows how sport transcended the Iron Curtain. Through a study of the mass protests against the Stasi team, BFC, during the 1980s, he reveals football's role in foreshadowing the downfall of communism.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725645-9781107649712. It was written by the following authors: Alan McDougall. Book The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany, which can be read online, published by the company: Cambridge University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History. The book was published on 2016-10-20 00:00:00. It has 378 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 540 g. File for download The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany has PDF format and is called the-peoples-game-football-state-and-society-in-east-germany.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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