HIST1980-01.Tpcs: Non-Western History.Su14.Scott,Carl
Tpcs: Non-Western History
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Soccer is the most popular, and widely watched, sport in contemporary Africa. This course explores the game’s economic and socio-political impact on modern Africa in a broader historical perspective. Particular attention will be paid to the current position of the African Diaspora within the global soccer market, and we will investigate how this market continues to be shaped by long-established patterns of neo-colonialism. This class additionally examines the experience of African soccer migrants as they fan across the globe in search of gainful employment. Above all, this course highlights the problem of racism and structural discrimination that often confront these players, especially in Europe. The course meets in class once a week on Monday evenings, and the weekly on-line assignments are due at noon on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Scott, Carl, "HIST1980-01.Tpcs: Non-Western History.Su14.Scott,Carl" (2014). Syllabi. 3345.