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Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry

Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green

  • Jeffrey W. Kassing
  • Lindsey J. Meân
  • Explores themes of nation and citizenship, media, representation, and fandom

  • One of the first edited volumes to look at the US/Mexico soccer rivalry

  • Ties migration and border studies into this complex phenomenon

Book

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Nation and Citizenship

  3. Media and Representation

  4. Mythology and Symbols

  5. Fans and Fandom

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-293

About this book

Introduction

This edited volume considers the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry, which occurs against a complex geo-political, social, and economic backdrop. Multidisciplinary contributions explore how a long and complicated history between these countries has produced a unique rivalry—one in which loyalties split friends and family; fan turnout in many regions of the U.S. favors Mexico; and games are imbued with both national pride and politics. The themes of nationhood, geography, citizenship, acculturation, identity, globalization, narrative and mythology reverberate throughout this book, especially with regard to how they shape place, identity, and culture.

Keywords

Football Soccer Sport rivalry Border studies Migration Nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Kassing
    • 1
  • Lindsey J. Meân
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social and Behavioral SciencesArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.School of Social and Behavioral SciencesArizona State UniversityPhoenixUSA

About the editors

Jeffrey W. Kassing is Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University, USA.

Lindsey J. Meân is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Arizona State University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry
  • Book Subtitle Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green
  • Editors Jeffrey W. Kassing
    Lindsey J. Meân
  • Series Title Global Culture and Sport Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Culture and Sport Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55831-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55830-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85760-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55831-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 293
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    Regional and Cultural Studies
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