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Football Comes Home: Symbolic Identities in European Football

Football Comes Home unearths the cultural, political, and social properties of European football clubs and associations. Christos Kassimeris examines the background of five hundred football clubs and associations from around Europe, providing all the relevant historical information that concerns their origins and standing in society. This book also analyzes the clubs’ and associations’ emblems, revealing the symbolic significance and a wealth of historical and cultural information. By examining football in a social science context, rather than just a geographic context, this book reveals the ways in which football transcends national boundaries and stereotypes.