Abstract

“Diving” or “simulation,” according to FIFA’s Laws of the Game, is an attempt to deceive referees by feigning injury or pretending to have sustained a foul. When examined as a performance strategy, simulation in football reveals a tacit reliance on the aesthetic criteria of realist acting and incites an antitheatrical discourse that services xenophobic anxieties in the new Europe.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 10-24
Launched on MUSE
2016-03-04
Open Access
No
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