|Pages/Publication Date:||224 / 2017|
Soccer is the world's most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so compelling to watch, discuss, and think about? Is it what it says about class, race, or gender? Is it our national, regional, or tribal identities? Simon Critchley thinks it's all of these and more, and here he explains what soccer can tell us about each, and how each informs the way we interpret the sport, all while building a new system of aesthetics, or even poetics, that we can use to watch the beautiful game.
"Simon Critchley is a figure of quite startling brilliance."—Jonathan Lethem