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Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

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UPC / ISBN 0813049385
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Binding: Hardcover
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Manufacturer University Press Of Florida
Shipping Dimension 9.02 x 6.3 x 0.98 inches
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Author Joshua H. Nadel
Brand University Press Of Florida
Number Of Pages 292
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2014-04-15
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“Lively and fascinating. Nadel shows beautifully how soccer and politics have long been deeply intertwined, serving both to further state agendas and open up space for protest and contestation.”—Laurent Dubois, author of Soccer Empire “In much of Latin America, soccer is more than a game. It is linked to each nation’s identity in similar yet unique ways. Nadel offers a comprehensive look at this process.”—Joseph L. Arbena, coeditor of Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean “Thoughtful and engaging. Examining the history of the game, its powerful myths, and its engrossing reality, Nadel helps scholars, students, and fans to understand Latin Americans’ passion for the world’s sport.”—Gregg Bocketti, Transylvania University “Nadel knows Latin American soccer like a professor, but he loves it like a fan, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He uses sports history to teach larger insights about Latin America. Fútbol! will make you smarter about the sport and about the region, too. It’s a book you want to read.”—John Charles Chasteen, author of Born in Blood and Fire “Here are the football cultures of Latin America in all their macho glory, but here too is the story of women’s football and its challenge to Latino masculinities. Above all, here is an account of football and nationalism, erudite and engaged, that remains rooted in the realities of play.”—David Goldblatt, author of The Ball Is Round  Discover the dreams, passions, and rivalries that are at stake in Latin America’s most popular sport. Fútbol! explains why competitors and fans alike are so fiercely dedicated to soccer throughout the region.           From its origins in British boarding schools in the late 1800s, soccer spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America—and part of the region’s most com