The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer

Askin, Ridvan and Diederich, Catherine and Bieri, Aline, eds. (2019) The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society, 99. London.

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Soccer has long been known as 'the beautiful game.' This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric. Including international contributions from scholars of philosophy, literary and cultural studies, linguistics, art history, and the creative arts, this book begins by investigating the relationship between beauty and soccer and asks what criteria should be used to judge the sport’s aesthetic value. Covering topics as diverse as humor, national identity, style, celebrity, and social media, its chapters examine the nature of fandom, the role of language, and the significance of soccer in contemporary popular culture. It also discusses what one might call the ‘stylistics’ of soccer, analyzing how players, fans, and commentators communicate on and off the pitch, in the press, on social media, and in wider public discourse. The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer makes for fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport, culture, literature, philosophy, linguistics, and society.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Askin, Ridvan and Bieri, Aline and Diederich, Catherine
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Edited Book
Number of Pages:286
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Edited book
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