This web site was produced in connection with a class taught in the Fall of 2009 at Duke University called “World Cup and World Politics.”
The course was taught by Professor Laurent Dubois, and student work on the history of soccer and politics by the students is available here.
Course readings included:
Christian Bromberger, “Football as World-View and Ritual,” French Cultural Studies 6 (1995): 293-311.
Houchang E. Chehabi, “The Politics of Football in Iran,” Soccer and Society 7: 2–3 (April–July 2006), 233–261.
Andrei S. Markovits, “The Other ‘American Exceptionalism’: Why Is There No Soccer in the United States?” Praxis 2 (1998), 125-150.
Peter Alegi, “’A Nation To Be Reckoned With’: The Politics of World Cup Stadium Construction in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa,” African Studies 67:3, pp. 397- 422.