(Un)bounded soccer: Globalization and Localization of the Game in Israel

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Abstract

Israeli soccer, like the rest of Israeli society, has been undergoing transformation in recent decades, under the influence of globalization. This work examines the specific effects of globalization on soccer in its three major components: mobilization of capital, mobilization of labor, andcultural flows. It appears that, because of the transformation of major aspects of society, Israelisoccer has been globalized on all three components. However, this globalization was uneven, and was determined by the specific local conditions that worked more in favor of labor and cultural flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-436
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

Keywords

  • Israel
  • globalization
  • liberalization
  • nationalism
  • soccer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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