S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Latin American Studies (라틴아메리카연구소) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) Revista Iberoamericana (이베로아메리카연구) vol.17 (2006)
축구의 세계화, 그리고 정체성의 정치
Globalization of Football and Identity Politics
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- 서울대학교 라틴아메리카연구소(SNUILAS)
- Revista Iberoamericana, Vol.17, pp. 91-114
- 정체성 정치 ; 토털 사커 ; 포스트포디즘 축구 ; 축구 민족주의 ; Identity politics ; Total soccer ; Postfordist soccer ; Football nationalism
- The effects of globalization can be felt in the arenas of borderless economies, free trade, including in the world of tastes of wines and football styles. Traditionally football matches in the World Cup games used to be a theatre for the display of national character and style. recent developments since the invention of 'total soccer' style of Netherlands show the demise of 'art soccer' and homogenization of styles across the continents. Now Asian football teams are also playing versions of game that have become homogenized into a loosely defined "global style" catching up the European total soccer. Fans are no longer witness to epic style between national cultures when games are played. But they can also discern specific hybridities reflected in the team colors. Football games in the global arena is now defined as a 'warfare by other means' in the TV screen, making each nation "90 minutes' patriot". If we define the soccer as an invention to contain the violent passion in the modern world, the regional football league in the Northeast Asia can be helpful to lessen the growing animosities among China, Japan and South Korea. It could be also functional to the build-up sustainable peace and common prosperity in this turbulent area where we can see the "clashes of nationalism" among nations.