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Brazil's dance with the devil : the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy

Author: Dave Zirin
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zirin, Dave.
Brazil's Dance with the Devil : The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy.
New York : Haymarket Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Zirin
ISBN: 9781608464333 1608464334 1608463605 9781608463602
OCLC Number: 892198716
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 246 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Map of Brazil; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction Finding Michael Jackson in Rio; Chapter 1 Brazil: "A Country for Everyone"; Chapter 2 "There Is No Sin Below the Equator"; Chapter 3 Oh, Lula!; Chapter 4 Futebol: The Journey from Daring to Fear; Chapter 5 Killing Santa; Chapter 6 Neoliberal Trojan Horses and Sporting Shock Doctrines; Chapter 7 Target Favelas; Conclusion "FIFA-Quality Schools"; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: by Dave Zirin.

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As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.

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