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Citizens and sportsmen : fútbol and politics in twentieth-century Chile

Author: Brenda Elsey
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
Series: History: Latin American studies, anthropology, political science
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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This pioneering study of amateur fútbol (soccer) clubs in Chile reveals how the world's most popular sport has served to engage citizens in local and national politics and support democratic practices.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Elsey
ISBN: 9780292726307 0292726309 9780292743939 0292743939
OCLC Number: 679936704
Description: ix, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments (starting p. vii) --
Introduction (starting p. 1) --
1. Rayando la Cancha --
Marking the Field: Chilean Football, 1893-1919 (starting p. 17) --
2. The Massive, Modern, and Marginalized in Football of the 1920s (starting p. 51) --
3. "The White Elephant": The National Stadium, Populism, and the Popular Front, 1933-1942 (starting p. 90) --
4. The "Latin Lions" and the "Dogs of Constantinople": Immigrant Clubs, Ethnicity, and Racial Hierarchies in Football, 1920-1953 (starting p. 127) --
5. "Because We Have Nothing ... ": The Radicalization of Amateurs and the World Cup of 1962 (starting p. 165) --
6. The New Left, Popular Unity, and Football, 1963-1973 (starting p. 207) --
Epilogue (starting p. 242) --
Notes (starting p. 254) --
Bibliography (starting p. 291) --
Index (starting p. 307).
Series Title: History: Latin American studies, anthropology, political science
Responsibility: Brenda Elsey.

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This pioneering study of amateur futbol (soccer) clubs in Chile reveals how the world's most popular sport has served to engage citizens in local and national politics and support democratic practices

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