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Jaguar Books on Latin America #23: Sport in Latin America and the Caribbeanby David G. Lafrance
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations.
Book News Annotation:
These thirteen articles provide an overview of the development of modern sport in Latin America and examine its role in the political, economic, and social life of the region. They consider the definition of sports, its liberating and demeaning aspects, its reflections of and challenges to the dominant culture, the differences in professional and amateur sports, and the differences between sports in capitalist and socialist countries. There is no index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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