Sports and nationalism are two forms of imagining and actively constructing the connections that justify and explain our belonging to a community.
More recently, sports have also turned out to be an arena for an expansion of the concept and feeling of the nation, as a veritable diaspora of global south players moves and succeeds abroad to the enjoyment of their national audiences back home via global media networks.
This collection interrogates sports in Latin America as a key terrain in which nation is defined and populations are interpellated through emotionally charged practices (state policy, media representations, and sports play itself by professionals, national teams, and amateurs).
Contributors: Pablo Alabarces, Joshua Nadel, Sergio Villena Fiengo,Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, Vander Casaqui, Renata Maria Toledo, Maria Tarcisa Silva Bega, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Chloe Rutter-Jensen, Hortensia Moreno, Dexter Zavala Hough-Snee, Robert McKee Irwin, Yago Colás, Juan Poblete
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