The Country of Football: Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil

The Country of Football: Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil

by Roger Kittleson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520279094
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Series: Sport in World History Series , #2
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Roger Kittleson is Professor of History at Williams College and the author of The Practice of Politics in Postcolonial Brazil: Porto Alegre, 1845–1895.

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Introduction: Serious Play
1. A National Game: Futebol Made Popular, Professional, and Afro-Brazilian
2. When It was Good to be Brazilian: Tropical Modernity Affirmed, 1958–70
3. Playing Modern: Efficiency over Art, 1971–80
4. Risky Beauty: Art and the Opening of Brazil in the 1980s
5. The Business of Winning: Brand Brazil and the New Globalism, 1990–2010
Conclusion: Mega-Brazil

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