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The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention.
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This is the first published assessment of the 1998 World Cup in English. It puts the organisation of the World Cup in the context of French society and French football in general. It contains contributions by Gérard Houllier of Liverpool FC, and by the French academics Pierre Bourdieu and Patrick Mignon, and half a dozen other authors. There are chapters on the history and current organisation of French football, on the French national team and national identity, the fans and French fandom in general, the economics of the Finals, the building of the stadia and its local and national politics, issues of policing and security during the finals, the reporting of the Finals in the new and old media, and the national impact of the World Cup in France. There is also a diary of the Finals and 14 photos.
Hare is a former Senior Lecturer in French Studies and is now a Research Associate at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher.
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