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Abstract

This chapter explores how, within the confines of warfare or imprisonment, football can function as a means of social control and carnivalesque disruption. Beginning with the famous Great War game in no man’s land and ending with attempts to refit the game with US film paradigms, the chapter centres on a study of Escape to Victory (1981).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.De Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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