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  • Knowledge and the Social Sciencesby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 60.95

    Knowledge and the Social Sciences takes as its point of departure the claims that all forms of knowledge, the social sciences included, must be seen and understood in their social context. It argues that the social sciences both describe and transform their object of study, though rarely in ways that social scientists intend, and introduces students... more...

  • The Ball is Roundby David Goldblatt

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00

    The definitive book about soccer. With a new foreword for the American edition. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is... more...

  • The Ball is Roundby David Goldblatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 30.38

    The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour... more...

  • Futebol Nationby David Goldblatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt - a thriling history of Brazil through its sporting passion From the genius of Pelé to corruption and civil unrest, no nation has so closely aligned its national identity with playing and watching football as Brazil. Football is regarded as a thing of joy, its yellow shirts a delightful amalgam... more...

  • Social Theory and the Environmentby David Goldblatt

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    This book establishes whether contemporary social theory can help us understand the structural origins of environmental degradation and environmental politics. more...

  • Art and Ventriloquismby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This exciting collection of David Goldblatt's essays, available for the first time in one volume, uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand a variety of art world phenomena. It examines how the vocal vacillation between ventriloquist and dummy works within the roles of artist, artwork and audience as a conveyance to the audience of the... more...

  • Futebol Nationby David Goldblatt

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    No nation is as closely identified with the game of soccer as Brazil. For over a century, Brazil?s people, politicians, and poets have found in soccer the finest expression of the nation?s collective potential. Since the team?s dazzling performance in 1938 at the World Cup in France, Brazilian soccer has been revered as an otherworldly blend of the... more...

  • The Game of Our Livesby David Goldblatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    The Game of Our Lives by David Goldblatt - The Meaning and Making of English Football In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so... more...

  • The Game of Our Livesby David Goldblatt

    Nation Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and lives in Bristol. He shares his affections between Tottenham Hotspur and Bristol Rovers. In 2006 he published The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football . Since then he has made sport documentaries for BBC Radio, reviewed sports books for the TLS and the Guardian , taught the sociology of sport... more...

  • Sustainable Energy Consumption and Societyby David L. Goldblatt

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 199.00

    This multidisciplinary study combines social science, energy analysis, and risk communication, using theory, research, and computer-aided interviews to illustrate the range and relative effectiveness of interventions that support sustainable energy consumption. Based on award-winning research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the book combines... more...