A Game Of Futebol

Autore: Ray Allard
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146533243X
Grandezza: 48,39 MB
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Rio Pequeno is a village surviving from a destructive, drawn-out civil war, one that has left this little-known South American countrys federal infrastructure demolished. The villagers, in fearful memory of past atrocities and military reprisals, are playing reluctant hosts to an occupying company of battle-weary soldiers, who are seeking rest and reorganization. Amid a mix of hospitality and resentment, conflicts arise. Tensions arise, primarily between the tired company commander and the stubborn village priest, and lead to an inevitable and highly emotional confrontation overa game of futebol.

Futebol

Autore: Alex Bellos
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408854163
Grandezza: 65,39 MB
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The updated edition of Alex Bellos's modern classic about Brazilian football, published to coincide with the 2014 World Cup

Futebol Nation

Autore: David Goldblatt
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241969786
Grandezza: 30,56 MB
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Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt - a thriling history of Brazil through its sporting passion From the genius of Pelé to corruption and civil unrest, no nation has so closely aligned its national identity with playing and watching football as Brazil. Football is regarded as a thing of joy, its yellow shirts a delightful amalgam of sport and art, entwined with its cultures of music and religion. This is true, but there is another side to the story too. The corruption of Brazil's football authorities is characteristic of its society as a whole; some of its biggest tournaments have recently been played amidst the largest protests Brazil has ever seen. From the acclaimed author of the classic football history The Ball is Round, this book is the whole story: the players, the fans, the corruption, the passion. It will be enjoyed by readers of I am the Secret Footballer, The Numbers Game, Why England Lose and fans of football around the world. David Goldblatt was born in London in 1965 and is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspurs and Bristol Rovers. He teaches sociology at Bristol University, reviews sports books for the TLS, and for some years wrote the Sporting Life column in Prospect magazine. 'A tour de force of brilliant writing, historical colour and sporting vignette' Observer on The Ball is Round

Finding The Game

Autore: Gwendolyn Oxenham
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250010888
Grandezza: 56,32 MB
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Across two dozen countries—from back alleys to remote beaches to the roofs of skyscrapers—an eye-opening journey into the heart of soccer Every country has a different term for it: In the United States it's "pickup." In Trinidad it's "taking a sweat." In Brazil it's "pelada" (literally "naked"). It's the other side of soccer, those spontaneous matches played away from the bright lights and manicured fields—the game for anyone, anywhere. At sixteen, Gwendolyn Oxenham was the youngest Division I athlete in NCAA history, a starter and leading goal-scorer for Duke. At twenty, she graduated, the women's professional soccer league folded, and her career was over. In Finding the Game, Oxenham, along with her boyfriend and two friends, chases the part of the game that outlasts a career. They bribe their way into a Bolivian prison, bet shillings on a game with moonshine brewers in Kenya, play with women in hijab on a court in Tehran—and discover what the world looks like when you wander down side streets, holding on to a ball. An entertaining, heartfelt look at the soul of a sport and a thrilling travel narrative, this book is proof that on the field and in life, some things need no translation.

Greavsie

Autore: Jimmy Greaves
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074811338X
Grandezza: 55,67 MB
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James Peter 'Jimmy' Greaves is one of the greatest footballers to have graced the English game, a goalscorer of legendary prowess. His gripping and characteristically humorous autobiography journeys from Jimmy's childhood in the East End, via his early career at Chelsea and his short and troubled stay at A.C. Milan, to his emergence as one of the great stars of sixties football while at Spurs and an outstanding England forward. Jimmy's record as a striker is extraordinary - he was the leading goalscorer in the First Division - now Premiership - for six seasons and during his playing career was never out of the top five. There are darker aspects too: the bitter disappointment of failing to make the World Cup-winning team of 1966, and the battle against the alcoholism that followed his retirement from the game. This book is both Jimmy's story and the story of football in the golden era of the fifties and sixties before money changed the game. It is populated by the great players whom Jimmy played with and against and animated by wonderful anecdotes about the game. It is an account of how football was then and how it has changed.

Football Fans Around The World

Autore: Sean Brown
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997867
Grandezza: 22,61 MB
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This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Sport In Latin America And The Caribbean

Autore: Joseph Arbena
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842028219
Grandezza: 53,94 MB
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Vista: 6003
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations. Other subjects that are addressed as they pertain to modern sport include: diffusion and globalization/internationalization; hegemony, dependency, and nationalism; politics and the state; culture, ethnicity, and race; economic class; gender; commercialization, modernization, and professionalization; health, morality, crime and vice; economics and labor productivity; and the media.

Competition Gender And Management

Autore: J. Dennehy
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230389376
Grandezza: 62,65 MB
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Investigates eight dimensions of competition which are active yet covert in the lives of managers. Explains in great detail the everyday experiences of men and women and the ways in which different cultures at work and in wider society, particularly exposure to sport and media, affect and reflect the relationship between gender and competition.

Kiss Bow Or Shake Hands Sales And Marketing The Essential Cultural Guide From Presentations And Promotions To Communicating And Closing

Autore: Terri Morrison
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071718419
Grandezza: 31,40 MB
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Vista: 5152
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How do you break the ice in the UAE? When do you present a contract in China? How close should you stand to a South Korean? Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing is an informative, entertaining guide that shows you what to do—and what to avoid—in any given sales or marketing situation, from Argentina to South Africa. It provides the expert knowledge you need to gather data in diverse cultures, properly present your products, and close deals around the world. “As the global community comes closer together, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales & Marketing will be a valuable resource to every person in every industry around the world.” —Gil A. Cardon, Convention Manager, Japan National Tourism Organization “Just as you can be a connoisseur of wine, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing can help make you a connoisseur of cultures, philosophies, business behaviors, and social practices. Read it not just for work, but for the human side as well.” —Giuseppe G. B. Pezzotti, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration “Terri has accurately and succinctly captured the key issues that businesspeople or tourists need to know when traveling. It is spot-on, and a very valuable resource!” —Thomas M. Feifar, Director of Foreign Military Sales, NAVISTAR Defense

The Game Of Our Lives

Autore: David Goldblatt
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0670920592
Grandezza: 31,99 MB
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Vista: 9937
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WINNER of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2015 In the last two decades football in Britain has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very centre of our popular culture, from an economic basket-case to a booming entertainment industry. What does it mean when football becomes so central to our private and political lives? Has it enriched us or impoverished us? In this sparkling book David Goldblatt argues that no social phenomenon tracks the momentous economic, social and political changes of the post-Thatcherite era in a more illuminating manner than football, and no cultural practice sheds more light on the aspirations and attitudes of our long boom and now calamitous bust. A must-read for the thinking football fan, The Game of Our Lives will appeal to readers of Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby and Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. It will also be relished by readers of British social history such as Austerity Britain by David Kynaston. 'Brilliantly incisive. Goldblatt is not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been. Goldblatt's book could hardly be more impressive' Sunday Times

The Country Of Football

Autore: Paulo Fontes
Editore: Hurst
ISBN: 1849045038
Grandezza: 23,34 MB
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Vista: 1352
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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.

Birnbaum S South America

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Complete Portuguese Beginner To Intermediate Course

Autore: Manuela Cook
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444131311
Grandezza: 12,19 MB
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Vista: 2100
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This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the print book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444107685) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444107692) Do you want to be able to speak, read and write Portuguese confidently? This best-selling course from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning - teaches both European and Brazilian Portuguese through real-life situations that make grammar and vocabulary easy and memorable. Learning is fast and fun with an easy-to-read page design and complete audio support (available separately - MP3 compatible). Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Portugal. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444107678), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444107685) and as a double CD (9781444107692).

Portugal

Autore: H. V. Livermore
Editore: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843830634
Grandezza: 31,37 MB
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Vista: 1016
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An historical guide to Portugal which both describes and accounts for what the visitor might see and experience in this often-spellbinding country.

The Country Of Football

Autore: Roger Kittleson
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052095825X
Grandezza: 37,13 MB
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Vista: 6709
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Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito. With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation. Soccer is perceived, like carnival and samba, to be quintessentially Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian. Yet the practice and history of soccer are also synonymous with conflict and contradiction as Brazil continues its trajectory toward modernity and economic power. The ongoing debate over how Team Brazil should play and positively represent a nation of demanding supporters bears on many crucial facets of a country riven by racial and class tensions. The Country of Football is filled with engaging stories of star players and other key figures, as well as extraordinary research on local, national, and international soccer communities. Soccer fans, scholars, and readers who are interested in the history of sport will emerge with a greater understanding of the complex relationship between Brazilian soccer and the nation’s history.

The New Scholar

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Soccer Vs The State

Autore: Gabriel Kuhn
Editore: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860537
Grandezza: 54,41 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3483
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From its working-class roots to commercialisation and resistance to it - this is football history for the politically conscious fan. Football is a multi-billion pound industry. Professionalism and commercialisation dominate its global image. Yet the game retains a rebellious side, maybe more so than any other sport co-opted by money-makers and corrupt politicians. Soccer vs. The State traces its amazing history.

Going Nuts In Brazil With Jack Douglas

Autore: Jack Douglas
Editore: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN:
Grandezza: 37,47 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9946
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The South Atlantic Quarterly

Autore: John Spencer Bassett
Editore:
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Grandezza: 49,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1945
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Brazil Futebol

Autore: Keir Radnedge
Editore: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 9781780973999
Grandezza: 42,49 MB
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Vista: 4654
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Celebrates the history of soccer in Brazil, from its introduction into the nation in the 1870s through the present, and offers commentary on the cultural importance of the game while profiling superstar teams, players, and managers.