Simon Critchley & Juliet Jacques: What We Think About When We Think About FootballThursday 2 November 2017, 7 p.m. · 71 minutes
‘The form of football is socialism, but the material of football is money.’
What do we think about when we think about football? Football is about so many things: memory, history, place, social class, gender, family identity, tribal identity, national identity, the nature of groups. It is essentially collaborative, even socialist, yet it exists in a sump of greed, corruption, capitalism and autocracy.
At our event in the Bookshop on 2 November, Philosopher Simon Critchley attempted to make sense of it all with writer, critic and Norwich City fan Juliet Jacques.