Sports and Nationalism in Latin/o America

  • Editors
  • Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste
  • Robert McKee Irwin
  • Juan Poblete

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, Robert McKee Irwin, Juan Poblete
      Pages 1-26
  3. Sports and the Construction of Nationalism

  4. Sports as Intranational Mediation

  5. Sports and Alterity

  6. Sports as Transnational Mediation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-307

About this book


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) of inclusion and exclusion.


sports nationalism Latin/o America Latin American cultural studies culture emotion globalization identity media Nation national identity Sport television Transnational utopia

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