A lower priced version of this book is available
Save £2.16 (24%) by choosing the Kindle Edition.
Kindle price
Paperback price

Save <span class="a-color-price">£2.16 (24%)</span> by choosing the Kindle Edition. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
  • RRP: £8.99
  • You Save: £1.00 (11%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Games Without Frontiers has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Games Without Frontiers Paperback – 18 Aug 2016

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£5.19 £6.66
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

Frequently bought together

  • Games Without Frontiers
  • +
  • Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness
Total price: £16.45
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Repeater (18 Aug. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910924245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910924242
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


A successful attempt to think through the nature of football's significance [...] What Kennedy is ultimately doing is attempting to reassert the human within the industrial machine that is modern football and, at the same time, to challenge the damaging connotations of proper football that so undermines parts of the British game. It's a difficult move to make, but Kennedy's writing is funny and sharp enough to make the theories underpinning his arguments appear simple to grasp. ---- Ian Maleney- Irish Times

Kennedy [...] treats football with the kind of serious analysis it deserves but rarely gets.--Philip Kleinfeld - Vice

It comes from a football fan and a seasoned football follower who has engaged with the game on many levels, perhaps most importantly on the terraces. The book approaches the relationship between football and theory with a genuine appreciation for both and, perhaps more importantly than anything else, shows that football is far from stupid, never innocent and nowhere near mindless [...] better than any football writing I have encountered in my own life as that unusual mix of football fan and philosopher ---- Alfie Bown - Review 31

Games Without Frontiers is a rich exploration of football in its broadest sense - not as merely a set of match results, statistics and tactical approaches but as a living social entity. -- Dan Howdon - When Saturday Comes

A New Year must-read [...] read it before January's out and the rest of the sporting year will, I can assure you, make a heap more sense ---- Mark Perryman - Morning Star

About the Author

Joe Kennedy is from the north-east of England and teaches English and Cultural Studies on the University of Gothenburg's programme at the University of Sussex. His academic work focuses on the postwar continuations and mutations of modernism in Britain, and on critical theory. He writes on literature, music, visual art, sport and politics for a wide range of publications.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 2 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

3 January 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
8 July 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
15 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
Adam Burns
1.0 out of 5 starsEasy on the name drops.
2 January 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?