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- DescriptionIn this cross-cutting cultural history, Gregg Bocketti traces the origins of soccer in Brazil from its elitist, Eurocentric identity as football at the end of the nineteenth century to its subsequent mythologization as the specifically Brazilian futebol, o jogo bonito (the beautiful game). Bocketti examines the sport and its narratives, which usually depict soccer as having evolved from a white elite pastime to an integral part of Brazil's national identity kwn for its passion and creativity, and explains the ways that the popular history of the game has obscured many of the complexities and the continuities of the history of soccer and of Brazil. Mining a rich trove of sources, including contemporary sports journalism, archives of Brazilian soccer clubs, and British ministry records, and looking in detail at soccer's effect on all parts of Brazilian society, Bocketti shows how important the sport is to an understanding of Brazilian nationalism and nation building in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- Author BiographyGregg Bocketti, is associate professor of history at Transylvania University, USA.
- Author(s)Gregg Bocketti
- PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
- Date of Publication30/03/2016
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Place of PublicationFlorida
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Florida
- Content Note20 black & white photographs
- Weight694 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
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