Representation in the first African World Cup:'world-class', Pan-Africanism, and exclusion


This paper explores the representation of the first African World Cup in the British and South African press. Drawing on the output of a variety of media outlets between 2004, when South Africa was awarded the right to host the 2010 event, and the culmination of the tournament in July 2010, this paper contends that a range of representations of Africa have been put forward by the British and South African media. These can be interpreted as alarmist, sensationalist and even racist in certain extreme instances, and hypernationalist and overly defensive in other cases.

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Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology and Policy
Languages & Social Sciences
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Bolsmann, C 2012, 'Representation in the first African World Cup: 'world-class', Pan-Africanism, and exclusion', Soccer and society, vol 13, no. 2, pp. 156-172. Soccer and society is available online at:
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Published Date: 2012-03-01
Authors: Bolsmann, C.



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