The Global Production and Marketing of Athletes

By | September 25, 2010

We had an interesting discussion here last Wednesday on this topic. You can link to the audio of the presentations at itunes-u here: The first two (by me and Achille Mbembe) focus on football in Europe and Africa, and I highly recommend Achille’s intervention, starting at about 15 minutes. He thinks and talks about football a lot, but hasn’t presented on it in an academic context very frequently.Video of the event will be up shortly and I’ll post a link of that here when I can.

And here’s a short summary of the event by Duke Today.

Achille and I will be doing another event specifically on the South Africa World Cup in early November here at Duke.

Category: Africa Europe FIFA Soccer Business

About Laurent Dubois

I am Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University. A specialist on the history and culture of France and the Caribbean, notably Haiti, I am the author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. I founded the Soccer Politics blog in the Fall of 2009 as part of a Duke University course called "World Cup and World Politics," whose students helped me develop the site.

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