Football in the Americas: Fútbol, Futebol, Soccer. RORY M. MILLER and LIZ CROLLEY (eds.): London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2007.

Matthew B. Karush


Over the last several decades, football, the world's most popular sport, has begun to attract well-deserved attention from academics in a variety of disciplines.  In general, this scholarship has fallen into two unrelated fields of inquiry. While historians, anthropologists, and sociologists have asked questions about the culture of football, economists and experts in management and marketing have approached the sport with a very different agenda. Although these two groups of scholars undoubtedly have much to say to each other, the potential for intellectual exchange has not yet been realized. As a result, Football in the Americas would seem to hold great promise. 


football, Fútbol, Americas,

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