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Sports and nationalism in Latin/o America

Author: Héctor D Fernández L'Hoeste; Robert McKee Irwin; Juan Poblete
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, cop. 2015.
Series: New directions in Latino American cultures.
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This collection interrogates sports in Latin America as a key terrain in which nation is defined and populations are interpellated through emotionally charged practices (state policy, media  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Héctor D Fernández L'Hoeste; Robert McKee Irwin; Juan Poblete
ISBN: 9781137487186 1137487186
OCLC Number: 923482404
Description: 1 vol. (X-307 p.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sports and Nationalism in Latin/o America: An Introduction; Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin, and Juan Poblete PART I: SPORTS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONALISM 1. Football and Patria, Ten Years Later: Sports Nationalism as a Commodity; Pablo Alabarces 2. The Anti-National Game? An Exploration of Women's Soccer in Latin America; Joshua Nadel 3. (F)Utopias: The Nationalist Uses of Soccer in Costa Rica Sergio; Villena Fiengo 4. Race, Sports, and Regionalism in the Construction of Colombian Nationalism; Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste PART II: SPORTS AS INTRA-NATIONAL MEDIATION 5. The Player of the Brazilian Football Team as a Model of Culture: Life Stories Mediated by Television News; Vander Casaqui 6. Nationalism and Sport Policies in Brazil; Renata Toledo and Maria Tarcisa Silva Bega 7. The Nation in the Strike Zone and Reality at Bat: Bodies, Voices and Spaces of Cuban Baseball in Sport Documentaries; Juan Carlos Rodriguez PART III: SPORTS AND ALTERITY 8. "Can I Please Have a Ramp with that Gold Medal?": Colombian Paralympics and the Prosthetic Lim(b)inality of Nation; Chloe Rutter-Jensen 9. Women Boxers and Nationalism in Mexico; Hortensia Moreno: 10. "You Have the Right to Surf!": Riding Waves of Modernity, Decolonization, and National Identity in Peru; Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee PART IV: SPORTS AS TRANSNATIONAL MEDIATION 11. Guillermo Vilas, "Tennis's Sexiest Man": The Argentine Dictatorship in the US Tennis Press 1974-1982; Robert McKee Irwin 12. The Meanings of Manu: Style, Race, and Globalization in the Culture of Basketball; Yago Colas 13. Latino Soccer, Nationalism, and Border Zones in the US; Juan Poblete
Series Title: New directions in Latino American cultures.
Responsibility: edited by Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin and Juan Poblete.


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"This offering in the `New Directions in Latino American Cultures' series opens with an extensive introduction that includes information about the first appearances in Latin America of soccer (from Read more...

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