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Share your thoughts with other customers. The methodology Morris uses here is amazing. Customers who bought this item also bought. The book is illustrated with more than color photographs, every one telling a story. Why no other game has been able to grab the imagination like football had always been one of the many mysteries of my life. It was published in and is a kind of anthropological study of Football fans as a norris.

That first match — a club game in Malta where he lived during the 70s — never reached full-time. See our Returns Policy. It radically changed the way I view football. That actual violence has been channelled soccfr generally — into ritual violence — the jeering, singing, gesticulating. He observed the key players in both the boardroom and the dressing room. The Soccer Tribe — re-released on June 6th — has aged remarkably well.

THE SOCCER TRIBE. By Desmond Morris (Jonathan Cape/Merrimack Book Service. 320 pp. $29.95)

Sep 17, Anthony Nesbitt rated it it was amazing. Why do some sets of fans twirls scarves while others stretch them aloft? Why the need for songs? Morris, a British zoologist best known for his books on animal behavior, describes every aspect of the game — its origins, its costumes and customs, even its tribal chants and fan violence.


About the Author Desmond Morris is a zoologist and ethnologist, who rose to fame in when he published The Naked Ape.

This seems hard to track down I found it at the library but it is very cool and well worth your time! When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had to get involved with a club at all levels and see how the institution and its people operated.

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The Soccer Tribe by Desmond Morris

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This game that never sleeps has certainly come a long way from its beginning, and now that the United States has taken to the sport, we can see thousands of youngsters playing. The first type explains the tactics and strategies of the game and is usually written by a coach.


For Morris it was just the start.

He earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, and then went to Oxford University, where he was awarded a Ph. I saw some quite ugly scenes originally writing the book. I repeatedly looked soccef over and socce eventually find the policeman on the white horse amid half a million ranting and raving fans at the opening game at Wembley Stadium in Embed from Getty Images.

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Return of The Soccer Tribe: in conversation with author Desmond Morris – The Set Pieces

In Europe, the stadiums, appropriately described by Morris as Great Temples, are mainly built in industrial areas with little or no parking. What exactly are badges meant to indicate? Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?

From Liverpool to Lyon, Bayern to Barcelona, and Manchester to Milan, Morris passionately dissects and examines every detail, all the way to the jerseys and stadium songs. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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