Temples of the Earthbound Gods Book
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Temples of the Earthbound Gods

  • Author : Christopher Thomas Gaffney
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292781856

Temples of the Earthbound Gods Book Description :

In Rio de Janeiro, the spiritual home of world football, and Buenos Aires, where a popular soccer club president was recently elected mayor, the game is an integral part of national identity. Using the football stadium as an illuminating cultural lens, Temples of the Earthbound Gods examines many aspects of urban culture that play out within these monumental architectural forms, including spirituality, violence, rigid social norms, anarchy, and also expressions of sexuality and gender. Tracing the history of the game in Brazil and Argentina through colonial influences as well as indigenous ball courts in Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Olmec societies, Christopher Gaffney's study spans both ancient and contemporary worlds, linking the development of stadiums to urbanization and the consolidation of nation building in two of Latin America's most intriguing megacities.

A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 Book

A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889

  • Author : Tom Winterbottom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319312019

A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 Book Description :

This book studies architecture and literature of Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City,” from the revolution of 1889 to the Olympics of 2016, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the city. This study offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking insight that moves from ruins to Modernism, from the past to the future, from futebol to fiction, and from beach to favela, to uncover the surprising feature—decadence—at the heart of this unique and seemingly timeless urban world. An innovative and in-depth study of buildings, books, and characters in the city’s modern history, this fundamental new work sets the reader in the glorious world of Rio de Janeiro.

Sports Culture in Latin American History Book

Sports Culture in Latin American History

  • Author : David M. K. Sheinin
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822980452

Sports Culture in Latin American History Book Description :

Perhaps no other activity is more synonymous with passion, identity, bodily ideals, and the power of place than sport. As the essays in this volume show, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes. Sports Culture in Latin American History juxtaposes analyses of better-known activities such as boxing and soccer with first peoples’ athletics in Argentina, Cholita wrestling in Bolivia, the African-influenced martial art of capoeira, Japanese Brazilian gateball, the “Art Deco” body ideal for postrevolutionary Mexican women, Jewish soccer fans in Argentina and transgressive behavior at matches, and other topics. The contributors view the local origins and adaptations of these athletic activities and their significance as insightful narrators of history and culture.

Latin America  Second Edition Book

Latin America Second Edition

  • Author : Robert B. Kent
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462525508

Latin America Second Edition Book Description :

An authoritative overview of Latin America's human geography and regional complexity. It traces Latin America's historical developments while revealing the diversity of its people and places. Coverage encompasses cultural history, environment and physical geography, urban development, agriculture and land use, social and economic processes, and the contemporary patterns of Latin American diaspora. -- Publisher description

21st Century Geography Book

21st Century Geography

  • Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 883
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412974646

21st Century Geography Book Description :

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The Country of Football Book

The Country of Football

  • Author : Paulo Fontes
  • Publisher : Hurst
  • Release Date : 2014-06-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849045032

The Country of Football Book Description :

Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention. This book presents groundbreaking work by historians and researchers from Brazil, the United States, Britain and France, who examine the political significance, in the broadest sense, of the sport in which Brazil has long been a world leader. The authors consider questions such as the relationship between soccer, the workplace and working class culture; the formation of Brazilian national identity; race relations; political and social movements; and the impact of the sport on social mobility. Contributions to the book range in time from the late nineteenth century, when the British first introduced the sport to Brazil, to the present day, as the 'country of soccer' prepares itself to host the 2014 World Cup, painting a vivid picture of the many ways in which soccer exists and functions in Brazil, both on and off the pitch.

Seneca Book


  • Author : Villy Sørensen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Authors, Latin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008226923

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Myth and Metaphysics in Plato s Phaedo Book

Myth and Metaphysics in Plato s Phaedo

  • Author : David A. White
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 0945636016

Myth and Metaphysics in Plato s Phaedo Book Description :

This study intends principally to isolate and describe the function of myth in the Phaedo in order to show its effect on the complex metaphysics developed throughout the dialogue. It further illustrates how these metaphysical concepts structure the dialogue's concluding eschatological myth.

Face Values Book

Face Values

  • Author : Anne Sutherland
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Anthropology
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105037673345

Face Values Book Description :

Death  Trust    Society Book

Death Trust Society

  • Author : Lionel Rothkrug
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 1556435517

Death Trust Society Book Description :

"A cross-cultural study of how religious practices--particular attitudes toward the dead seen in funerary rites, mortuary practices, and pilgrimage patterns-- have influenced the formation of cultural identity and social structures throughout world histor