Daniele Camilli Daniele Camilli

Breakaway. Brief discourse on soccermethod

  • (Contropiede)
  • pages: 72 - 10,5 x 14,8
  • published: 01/04/2007
Daniele Camilli Daniele Camilli


Soccer as it has never been told. In simple, clear language the author demonstrates the existence of a direct relationship between the methods of marking a man or an area and the production systems characteristic of the 20th century, from Fordism to post- Fordism. An unprecedented interpretation which analyses the link between soccer strategies and interpretative models applied in a philosophical context such as structuralism, Hobbes’ Looking-Glass and General Systems Theory. Daniele Camilli offers an original interpretation of the history of the World Cup, demonstrating with concrete examples that the winners are usually countries undergoing a considerable political and social crisis. A brief discourse on soccer method that closes with reflections on Italy’s victory at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. A book that will take any reader unawares because it explores an area heretofore untouched.