Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 241
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 227 x 165 x 18 mm
A fascinating anthology, meticulously documented and engagingly written; it leaves the reader longing for more. Providing a pleasing entree into Latin American and Caribbean cultures, this collection richly demonstrates the symbiosis between sport and national consciousness. Bravo! -- Joan M. Chandler, University of Texas at Dallas
A first-rate interdisciplinary compilation of the work of an impressive group of scholars, Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean fills a real void in cross-cultural sport studies. -- Alan Klein, Northeastern University
By taking a broad view of politics, business, and social history, the contributors to this volume show that sport is essential to understanding modern Latin America. The attention given to women athletes is particularly refreshing. -- Jeffrey M. Pilcher, The Citadel
These essays provide stimulating and acute analyses of sport within the Latin American world. Written by a virtual all-star lineup of scholars, this book will be a real gem for the serious student of Latin culture. -- Samuel O. Regalado, author of Viva Baseball!: Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger
Arbena and LaFrance should be commended for promoting a field that promises to enhance both our understanding of modern Latin American culture as well as the way Latin Americans, in embracing U.S. and European sports, have transformed them into variations that are uniquely their own. * South Eastern Latin Americanist *
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