Futbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

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Get ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics both held in Brazil with the story of Latin America's most popular sport. Futbol! explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout the region. From its origins in British boarding schools in the late 1800s, soccer spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America and part of the region's most compelling national narratives. This book illustrates that soccer has the powerful ability to forge national unity by appealing to people across traditional social boundaries. In fact, author Joshua Nadel reveals that what started as a simple game played a seriously important role in the devel--opment of Latin American countries in the twentieth century. Examining the impact of the sport in Argentina, Honduras, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Mexico, Nadel addresses how soccer affects politics, the media, race rela--tions, and gender stereotypes. With inspiring personal stories and a sweeping historical backdrop, Futbol! shows that soccer continues to be tied to regional identity throughout Cen--tral and South America today. People live for it and sometimes kill for it. It is a source of hope and a reason for suicide. It is a way out of poverty for a select few an intangible escape for millions more.

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Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 229 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Get ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics both held in Brazil with the story of Latin America s most popular sport. Futbol! explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout the region. From its origins in British boarding schools in the late 1800s, soccer spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America and part of the region s most compelling national narratives. This book illustrates that soccer has the powerful ability to forge national unity by appealing to people across traditional social boundaries. In fact, author Joshua Nadel reveals that what started as a simple game played a seriously important role in the devel--opment of Latin American countries in the twentieth century. Examining the impact of the sport in Argentina, Honduras, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Mexico, Nadel addresses how soccer affects politics, the media, race rela--tions, and gender stereotypes. With inspiring personal stories and a sweeping historical backdrop, Futbol! shows that soccer continues to be tied to regional identity throughout Cen--tral and South America today. People live for it and sometimes kill for it. It is a source of hope and a reason for suicide. It is a way out of poverty for a select few an intangible escape for millions more. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780813049380

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Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 229 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Get ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics both held in Brazil with the story of Latin America s most popular sport. Futbol! explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout the region. From its origins in British boarding schools in the late 1800s, soccer spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America and part of the region s most compelling national narratives. This book illustrates that soccer has the powerful ability to forge national unity by appealing to people across traditional social boundaries. In fact, author Joshua Nadel reveals that what started as a simple game played a seriously important role in the devel--opment of Latin American countries in the twentieth century. Examining the impact of the sport in Argentina, Honduras, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Mexico, Nadel addresses how soccer affects politics, the media, race rela--tions, and gender stereotypes. With inspiring personal stories and a sweeping historical backdrop, Futbol! shows that soccer continues to be tied to regional identity throughout Cen--tral and South America today. People live for it and sometimes kill for it. It is a source of hope and a reason for suicide. It is a way out of poverty for a select few an intangible escape for millions more. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780813049380

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Descrizione libro University Press of Florida. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Hardcover. 292 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.3in. x 1.0in.Lively and fascinating. Nadel shows beautifully how soccer and politics have long been deeply intertwined, serving both to further state agendas and open up space for protest and contestation. Laurent Dubois, author of Soccer EmpireIn much of Latin America, soccer is more than a game. It is linked to each nations identity in similar yet unique ways. Nadel offers a comprehensive look at this process. Joseph L. Arbena, coeditor of Sport in Latin America and the CaribbeanThoughtful and engaging. Examining the history of the game, its powerful myths, and its engrossing reality, Nadel helps scholars, students, and fans to understand Latin Americans passion for the worlds sport. Gregg Bocketti, Transylvania UniversityNadel knows Latin American soccer like a professor, but he loves it like a fan, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He uses sports history to teach larger insights about Latin America. Ftbol! will make you smarter about the sport and about the region, too. Its a book you want to read. John Charles Chasteen, author of Born in Blood and FireHere are the football cultures of Latin America in all their macho glory, but here too is the story of womens football and its challenge to Latino masculinities. Above all, here is an account of football and nationalism, erudite and engaged, that remains rooted in the realities of play. David Goldblatt, author of The Ball Is RoundDiscover the dreams, passions, and rivalries that are at stake in Latin Americas most popular sport. Ftbol! explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout the region. From its origins in British boarding schools in the late 1800s, soccer spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin Americaand part of the regions most compelling national narratives. This book illustrates that soccer has the powerful ability to forge national unity by appealing to people across traditional social boundaries. In fact, author Joshua Nadel reveals that what started as a simple game played an important role in the development of Latin American countries in the twentieth century. Examining the impact of the sport in Argentina, Honduras, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, and Mexico, Nadel addresses how soccer affects politics, the media, race relations, and gender stereotypes. With inspiring personal stories and a sweeping historical backdrop, Ftbol! shows that soccer continues to be tied to regional identity throughout Central and South America today. People live for itand sometimes kill for it. It is a source of hope and a reason for suicide. It is a way out of poverty for a select few and an intangible escape for millions more. As soccer gains greater worldwide attention today, this book serves as an indispensable guide for understanding soccers especially vital importance in Latin America. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 9780813049380

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