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The Resource The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain, David Goldblatt

The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain, David Goldblatt

Label
The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain
Title
The game of our lives
Title remainder
the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
David Goldblatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Game of Our Lives is a masterly portrait of contemporary Britain through the lens of soccer. In the last two decades soccer in the United Kingdom has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very center of British popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry that has conquered the world. What does it mean when soccer becomes so central to the private and public lives of the British people? Has it enriched this island nation or impoverished it? From the goals, to the players, to the managers, to the money, David Goldblatt describes how the English Premier League was forged by Margaret Thatcher's Britain and an alliance of the big clubs - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur - the Football Association and Rupert Murdoch's Sky TV. He identifies the real winners and losers in this extraordinary period, and explains how soccer has closely mirrored the wider political and social scene. Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of post-Thatcherite Britain in a more illuminating manner than soccer, and The Game of Our Lives provides the definitive social history of the EPL - most popular soccer league in the world"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Goldblatt, David
Dewey number
796.3340941
Index
index present
LC call number
GV943.55.F36
LC item number
G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • F.A. Premier League
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Great Britain
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • HISTORY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • F.A. Premier League
  • Soccer
  • Soccer
  • Social conditions
  • Great Britain
Label
The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain, David Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882531000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781568585062
Lccn
2014031665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882531000
  • (Sirsi) a1937448
Label
The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain, David Goldblatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882531000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781568585062
Lccn
2014031665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882531000
  • (Sirsi) a1937448

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