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Jaguar Books on Latin America #23: Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

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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.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780842028219
Other:
Arbena, Joseph
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Other:
Arbena, Joseph
Author:
LaFrance, David G.
Author:
Arbena, Joseph L.
Location:
Wilmington, Del.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Sports - Latin America
Subject:
Sports -- Caribbean Area.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Jaguar books on Latin America ;
Series Volume:
no. 57no. 23
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
8.92x6.16x.68 in. .99 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
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History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Miscellaneous Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports Writing

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