The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance.The book offers important insight into topics such as:* the development of professional football in Korea and Japan* the political and diplomatic significance of the first co-hosted World Cup* FIFA and the 'back stage' dealing behind the World Cup* football as a global culture and it
Cover; Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Preface; 1. Global governance in world sport and the 2002 World Cup Korea/Japan; Introduction; A World Cup of superlatives; The periphery on centre stage; Dealing with football; The politics of football; Uniting the nations, unifying the nation: the work of ideologies; Whose people's game?; Conclusion; References; Part I. Politics, football and football politics; 2. Things more important than football?; Introduction; War and memory; Struggling to become 'normal'; Money; Conclusion; References 3. Getting the gamesIntroduction; Global games and regional ambitions; FIFA's own power struggles; Pressure from the past; Competitive hosting for the good of the games; Beyond football: the future of Japanese-Korean relations; References; 4. International power struggles in the governance of world football; Introduction: staging international sporting events; Japan versus Korea; The race for 2006; Conclusion; References; Part II. Football in Korea and Japan; 5. The development of football in Korea; Introduction; The development of modern sport in Korea The early development of football in KoreaThe K-League and soccer in Korea; Korean star players and coaches, supporters and the national team; Conclusion; References; 6. The development of football in Japan; Introduction; Football in Japan: before the Pacific War; The rise of the Japan Professional Football League (J.League); Aspects of contemporary Japanese football culture; Conclusion; References; 7. Korean football at the crossroads; Introduction: Korean football between Asia and Europe; Russian coach and Korean players; Korean Cup Ramen; The best Asian team; Whither the World Cup? References8. Japan in the world of football; Introduction: Japan in the football world before 1945; Japan in the football world: 1950s-1990s; Japanese football: internationalism at home and abroad; Tragedies and miracles: supporting the Japanese national team; Conclusion; References; Part III. State, civil society and popular resistance in football; 9. Japanese soccer fans; Introduction; Japan's 'Man. United'; Violence and representation by Urawa Reds supporters; Making sense of soccer supporting, and the Match Day Program; On the Withered Lawn; Allez Japon! Japanese soccer supporters abroad Ultra Nippon: travelling with the national teamMoment of resistance?; Alternative choices; Conclusion; References; 10. Another kick-off; Introduction; Voluntary activities as a new social movement; The traditional Japanese social system of sports and soccer voluntary groups; The emergence of soccer voluntary groups; The present state of soccer voluntary groups; Starting soccer from barren land: the case of the 2002 World Cup venue cities, Niigata and Oita; Conclusion; References; 11. The political economy of the World Cup in South Korea; Introduction; Theoretical discussion State and society in Korea
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