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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Joseph Arbena; David G LaFrance
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2002.
Series: Jaguar books on Latin America, no. 23.
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Presents an overview of the development of sports in Latin America. This book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the  Read more...

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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2002
(OCoLC)606934700
Online version:
Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2002
(OCoLC)609981425
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Arbena; David G LaFrance
ISBN: 084202820X 9780842028202 0842028218 9780842028219
OCLC Number: 48144489
Description: xxxi, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Catholic Church and the origins of soccer in Costa Rica in the early 1900s / Chester Urbina Gaitán --
The case of soccer in early twentieth-century Lima / Steve J. Stein --
Soccer madness : futebol in Brazil / Joseph A. Page --
Soccer conspiracies : Maradona, the CIA, and popular critique / Jeffrey Tobin --
Three Kings Day in Consuelo : crickett, baseball, and the Cocolos in San Pedro de Macorís / Rob Ruck --
Labor, the state, and professional baseball in Mexico in the 1980s / David G. LaFrance --
Charreada : performance and interpretation of an equestrian folk tradition in Mexico and the United States / Kathleen M. Sands --
Hosting the Summer Olympic Games : Mexico City, 1968 / Joseph L. Arbena --
Sport in Cuba : Castro's last stand / Paula J. Pettavino and Geralyn Pye --
The failure of Caribbean integration : lessons from grassroots basketball / Jay R. Mandle and Joan D. Mandle --
Sport in Nicaragua, 1880-1926 / Richard V. McGehee --
The history of Peruvian women's volleyball / Abelardo Sánchez-León --
In search of the Latin American female athlete / Joseph L. Arbena.
Series Title: Jaguar books on Latin America, no. 23.
Responsibility: Joseph L. Arbena and David G. LaFrance, editors.

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Joseph Arbena is unquestionably one of the world's leading authorities on Latin American sports. He and David LaFrance have put together a collection of essays that range from speculations on the Read more...

 
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