The State of Things
11:22 am
Thu May 8, 2014

The Politics of Fútbol! In Latin America

Former Brazilian Soccer Player Pelé is shirtless and being hoisted up by fans after the 1970 world cup on Cover of Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America
Credit / University Press of Florida


Sports say a lot about a city, state, or nation. Joshua Nadel’s new book explores the place of soccer in Latin America, and how it's influenced national identity in a post-colonial world. Nadel is the author of “Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America” (University Press of Florida; 2014) and a professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at North Carolina Central University. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Nadel about soccer's influence on Latin American identity. 

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