New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America

Editors: L’Hoeste, H. Fernández, Irwin, R., Poblete, J. (Eds.)

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This collection interrogates sports in Latin America as a key terrain in which nation is defined and populations are interpellated through emotionally charged practices (state policy, media representations, and sports play itself by professionals, national teams and amateurs) of inclusion and exclusion.

About the authors

Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste is Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Georgia State University, USA.
Robert McKee Irwin is Chair of the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Davis, USA.
Juan Poblete is Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

Reviews

“This offering in the ‘New Directions in Latino American Cultures’ series opens with an extensive introduction that includes information about the first appearances in Latin America of soccer (from England) and baseball (from the US), a history and survey of cultural sport studies and their development in Latin America, and generalizations about sports and nationalism. … The book is well documented throughout. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty.” (R. V. McGehee, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)

"This book is a welcome contribution to a tremendously important but inexplicably neglected field in Latin American popular cultures. The politics of sport have accompanied the processes of urbanization and modernization, and shaped national, gendered, and class identities in Latin America since late nineteenth century. Nowadays, sports' transnational commodification poses new and complex queries that demand our attention." - Abril Trigo, Ohio State University, USA and author of Crisis y Transfiguración de los Estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos

"I know of no other book that offers such a rich, diverse, and enlightening collection of essays about the relationship between sports and nationalism in any region of the world. This is a path breaking collection of essays that is rare in its breadth, the quality of its scholarship, and the comprehensiveness of its treatment of various sports in Latin/o America. It sets a new standard for future studies on the politics and culture of sports in the region." - Carlos Aguirre, University of Oregon, USA and author of The Criminals of Lima and Their Worlds: The Prison Experience, 1850 1935







Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    L’Hoeste, Héctor Fernández (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Football and Patria, Ten Years Later: Sports Nationalism as a Commodity

    Alabarces, Pablo

    Pages 29-44

  • The Antinational Game? An Exploration of Women’s Soccer in Latin America

    Nadel, Joshua

    Pages 45-65

  • (F)Utopias: The Nationalist Uses of Soccer in Costa Rica

    Fiengo, Sergio Villena

    Pages 67-84

  • Race, Sports, and Regionalism in the Construction of Colombian Nationalism

    L’Hoeste, Héctor Fernández

    Pages 85-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America
Editors
  • H. Fernández L’Hoeste
  • R. Irwin
  • J. Poblete
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51800-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137518002
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48718-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50394-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 307
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