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Brazil"s Dance with the devil the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy by Dave Zirin

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tournaments,
  • World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil),
  • Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil),
  • Democracy,
  • Social aspects,
  • Political aspects,
  • Soccer,
  • Sports tournaments

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About the Edition

As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country"s biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index.

Statementby Dave Zirin
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 246 pages
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27161287M
ISBN 101608463605
ISBN 109781608463602
OCLC/WorldCa859046462

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