Passion of the People?

Football in South America

Author: Tony Mason

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860914037

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

View: 3989

Brazil's victory in the 1994 World Cup is the latest chapter in an extensive history of the world's most popular game in South America. In this engaging account, Tony Mason reviews the place of football in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Mason opens with soccer's rise at the turn of the century amidst the exploding urbanization of Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He demonstrates that, from its beginnings, the game had wide popular appeal and examines the role of British commercial and military interests as well as that of newcomers from Italy, Spain and Portugal. From the moment when Uruguay won the Olyimpic football tournament in 1924 to Argentina's bizarre appearance in the World Cup final of 1990, international success on the pitch brought with it prestige and influence abroad. At home, Mason shows how dictators used football to ensure political passivity. He concludes by asking if the attention focused on football in Latin America today is exaggerated or whether the game truly is the 'passion of the people'.

Fútbol!

Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

Author: Joshua H. Nadel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813049380

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 7357

This book traces the history of soccer in Latin America, from the introduction of the game in the 1890s to the qualifying stages for the 2014 World Cup. Unlike other books focused on matches and players, Futbal! provides the necessary historical context to explain why soccer is the most important sport across Latin America.

Sport in Latin American Society

Past and Present

Author: Lamartine DaCosta,J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135310106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8703

This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

View: 9905

Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Der Ball ist rund

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293004733

Category:

Page: 301

View: 8564

Piraten der Karibik

die Achse der Hoffnung

Author: Tariq Ali

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453620261

Category:

Page: 350

View: 2783

Routledge Companion to Sports History

Author: S. W. Pope,John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135978123

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 4190

The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

Visualising the Game

Author: Susann Baller,Giorgio Miescher,Ciraj Rassool

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317965868

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 8900

Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa has turned into a perfect example of the visual dimensions of football. Stadiums have been built and marketed as tourist attractions, mass media and internet platforms are advertising South African cities and venues, logos and emblems are displayed and celebrated, exhibitions are organised in museums world-wide. This book explores the social, cultural and political role of football in Africa by focusing on the issue of its visibility and invisibility. The contributions consider the history and present of football in different parts of Africa. They examine historical and recent pictures and images of football and football players, as well as places and spaces of their production and perception. They analyse the visual dimensions expressed in sports infrastructure, football media-scapes, and in expressive and material arts. This book thus contributes to the growing interest in football in Africa by exploring a new field of research into sports. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3447

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Europe, Sport, World

Shaping Global Societies

Author: J. A. Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135276781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7600

The sports of Europe and the United States were imitated and assimilated and became symbols of national and cosmopolitan identity. This work examines the national and international importance of sport and its role in shaping post-millennium global culture.

GRIT - Die neue Formel zum Erfolg

Mit Begeisterung und Ausdauer ans Ziel

Author: Angela Duckworth

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641173558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 541

Die neue Formel zum Erfolg: Leidenschaft Ausdauer und Zuversicht Eine Mischung aus Ausdauer und Leidenschaft, nicht IQ, Startbedingungen oder Talent entscheidet über den Erfolg eines Menschen. Diese These hat die Neurowissenschaftlerin und Psychologin Angela Duckworth in dem Wort GRIT zusammengefasst, das im Englischen so viel wie Biss oder Mumm heißt, und hat damit weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Auf Basis ihrer eigenen Geschichte, von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und anhand ungewöhnlicher Leistungsbiografien ist sie dem Geheimnis von erfolgreichen Menschen auf den Grund gegangen, seien sie Sportler, Bankmanager oder Comiczeichner. Sie weist nach, dass nicht "Genie", sondern eine einzigartige Kombination aus Begeisterungsfähigkeit und langfristigem Durchhaltevermögen darüber entscheidet, ob man seine Ziele erreicht. Mit zahlreichen Beispielen, die jeder auf seine Situation anwenden kann, erläutert Angela Duckworth das Konzept der motivierten Beharrlichkeit. Und sie fordert dazu auf, im Wissen um GRIT Lernen und Bildung neu zu denken.

Pelé - Warum Fußball?

Author: Pelé,Brian Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854454526

Category:

Page: 271

View: 6622

Thirty Years of Latin American Studies in the United Kingdom

1965-1995

Author: V. Bulmer-Thomas

Publisher: University of London

ISBN: 9781900039130

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 9469

This book looks at the impact of economic reform and political liberalization on political institutions, state-society relations, and economic policymaking in the aftermath of the 1994-95 Mexican economic crisis.

Masculinities

football, polo and the tango in Argentina

Author: Eduardo P. Archetti

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859732618

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 990

The complex relationship between nationalism and masculinity has been explored both historically and sociologically with one consistent conclusion: male concepts of courage and virility are at the core of nationalism. In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations. Because of its rich history, Argentina provides the ideal setting in which to study the intersection of masculine and national constructs: hybridization, creolization and a culture of performance have all informed both gender and national identities. Further, the author argues that, counter to claims made by globalization theorists, the importance of performance to Argentinian men and women has a long history and has powerfully shaped the national psyche. But this book takes the analysis far beyond national boundaries to address general arguments in anthropology which are not culture-specific, and the discussion poses important comparative questions and addresses central theoretical issues, from the interplay of morality and ritual, to a comparison between the popular and the aristocratic, to the importance of 'othering' in national constructions - particularly those relating to sport. This book represents a major contribution, not only to anthropology, but to the study of gender, nationalism and culture in its broadest sense.

Football in the Americas

Fútbol, Futebol, Soccer

Author: Rory Miller,Liz Crolley,University of London. Institute for the Study of the Americas

Publisher: University of London

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

View: 9995

Wieviel Geschichte braucht die Zukunft

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423308182

Category:

Page: 365

View: 7928

Eric Hobsbawm, einer der bedeutendsten Historiker unseres Jahrhunderts, reflek tiert in 17 Aufsätzen und Vorträgen über den Gebrauch und Missbrauch von Geschi chte in Gesellschaft und Politik und den Wert der Geschichte für andere Disziplinen. Durch die gezielte Auswahl der Texte, die in den letzten 30 Jahren entstanden sind, und Hobsbawms Begründung seiner eigenen Geschichtsauffassung, legt er eine sehr persönliche Geschichtsphilosophie vor, die verdeutlicht, dass Geschich tsforschung auch in unserer Zeit der welthistorischen Umbrüche und rasenden Beschleunigungen zum Verständnis der gesellschaftlichen Prozesse beiträgt.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1816

View: 357

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.