Book Chapter

Introduction [to Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup]

R TOMLINSON, O Bass, U Pillay

Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup | HSRC Press | Published : 2009

Abstract

Development and Dreams: The urban legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africas hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is held that here lies the greatest potential benefit of the 2010 World Cup a repudiation of Afropessimism and an assertion of a contemporary African identity both at home and on a global stage. The contributors to this volume, both academics and practitioners, provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the probable consequences of the World Cup for the economy of South Africa and its cities, on infrastructure development, and on the projection of African culture and identity. Attention is given to a range of topics including the management, co..

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