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Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile

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This pioneering study of amateur fútbol (soccer) clubs in Chile reveals how the world's most popular sport has served to engage citizens in local and national politics and support democratic practices.
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Hispanic American Historical Review - Jeff Richey
Overall, Elsey has given us a well-executed, sorely needed national case study relevant to Latin America's most popular sport. It is jargon free and appropriate for undergraduates as well as scholars interested in political history, sports studies, or popular culture. Its strengths guarantee that it will be a measuring stick for the studies of Latin American soccer sure to emerge in coming years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292743939
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,307,583
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

BRENDA ELSEY is Assistant Professor of History at Hofstra University. Her research interests focus on politics and popular culture in Latin American history.
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Table of Contents

Chapter One. Rayando la Cancha—Marking the Field: Chilean Football, 1893–1919
Chapter Two. The Massive, Modern, and Marginalized in Football of the 1920s
Chapter Three. "The White Elephant": The National Stadium, Populism, and the Popular Front, 1933–1942
Chapter Four. The "Latin Lions" and the "Dogs of Constantinople": Immigrant Clubs, Ethnicity, and Racial Hierarchies in Football, 1920–1953
Chapter Five. "Because We Have Nothing . . .": The Radicalization of Amateurs and the World Cup of 1962
Chapter Six. The New Left, Popular Unity, and Football, 1963–1973
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