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Sport in Latin American Society
Past and Present





ISBN 9780714681528
Published November 1, 2001 by Routledge
224 Pages

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This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation.

Table of Contents

Prologue: sport in Latin America from past to present - European interpreters versus Latin American historians, Lamartine P. DaCosta; sport in Latin America from past to present - a European perspective, Bob Chappell; the early evolution of modern sport in Latin America - a mainly English middle class influence? J.A. Mangan; the infancy of sport in Rio de Janeiro - an approach to an understanding of the evolution of sport in Latin America, Victor A. Melo; tribulations and achievements - the early diffusion of Olympism in Argentina, Vic Duke and E. Crolley; Brazilian soccer - racial exclusion, social identity and appropriation in the early twentieth century, Antonio J. Soares; the later evolution of modern sport in Latin America - the North American influence, J. Arbena; ritual, religion, release - soccer in the history of Brazil, Cesar Gordonl cubanidad and baseball - nationalism and masculinity in Cuba, Thomas Carter; sport's images of fatherland - is such identity building in decline in Latin America? Hugo Lovisolo; epilogue.

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Biography

DaCosta, Lamartine; Mangan, J A

Reviews

'Provides useful insights into the evolution of sport in that region.' - The Sports Historian