The Global Politics of Sports

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

The Global Politics of Sports

Fall 2018

Taught By: Sean Jacobs

Section: A

CRN: 7731

Credits: 3

This course will explore the connections between soccer -- particularly in its most "globalized" form through the World Cup and also the European professional leagues that are watched every week by hundreds of millions of TV viewers on every continent -- and global political, economic and cultural power relations. It will explore the game's relationship with issues ranging from political power and resistance, globalization, identity politics, migration, economic and social inequality, and transnational commerce, among others. Case studies include the World Cup as spectacle, migration and African football, identity politics and imagining the "national", the business economics of European football, Spain's La Liga and the English Premiership as global cultural performance, as well as the significance and potentials of soccer in the United States. We will also explore soccer in world film and literature.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 3

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:51pm 12/11/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018