The Game of Our Lives

The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football

Non-Fiction, Sport, Football
Paperback Published on: 05/03/2015
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The Game of Our Lives
A thoroughly deserving winner of the William Hill Prize 2015!
A thoroughly deserving winner of the William Hill Prize 2015! Goldblatt’s magnum opus is The Ball is Round, an all-encompassing global history of the beau... READ MORE
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Winner the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2015

In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry.

What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241955260
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 277g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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