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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Joseph Arbena; David G LaFrance
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 2002.
Series: Jaguar books on Latin America, no. 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Arbena; David G LaFrance
ISBN: 0842028218 9780842028219 084202820X 9780842028202
OCLC Number: 475562532
Description: xxxi, 241 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Joseph L. Arbena and David G. LaFrance --
1. The Catholic Church and the Origins of Soccer in Costa Rica in the Early 1900s / Chester Urbina Gaitan --
2. The Case of Soccer in Early Twentieth-Century Lima / Steve J. Stein --
3. Soccer Madness: Futebol in Brazil / Joseph A. Page --
4. Soccer Conspiracies: Maradona, the CIA, and Popular Critique / Jeffrey Tobin --
5. Three Kings Day in Consuelo: Cricket, Baseball, and the Cocolos in San Pedro de Macoris / Rob Ruck --
6. Labor, the State, and Professional Baseball in Mexico in the 1980s / David G. LaFrance --
7. Charreada: Performance and Interpretation of an Equestrian Folk Tradition in Mexico and the United States / Kathleen M. Sands.
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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