Innovative approach to the configuration of soccer-scapes in a corporate-controlled environment
What is it about?
People often attend stadiums to watch a sheer-sport show; however, approaching sports (in this case soccer) with sociological lenses, allows us to appreciate how the combination of players, coaches, and spaces within and surrounding a stadium figurate truly interesting and revealing sports-scapes (soccer-scapes in the case of this study).
Why is it important?
Bestsellers such as Franklin Foer's How Soccer Explains the World or Umberto Eco's Umberto Eco y el Fútbol have dealt with soccer; however, they focus on a sport that is taken as a given and from that understanding, they connect it to other areas of the social reality. This study, does not take the soccer-scape for granted. Indeed, its uniqueness resides in the fact that it helps to understand, drawing heavily on Norbert Elias and Zygmunt Bauman, how the soccer-scape is figured in the time of liquid modernity. In conclusion, the emphasis is not on how soccer impacts others spheres, but how what we call the soccer present figuration has been constructed.
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