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Author Tzanelli, Rodanthi, 1974- author.

Title Socio-cultural mobility and mega-events : ethics and aesthetics in Brazil's 2014 World Cup / Rodanthi Tzanelli
Published London : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in sociology
Routledge advances in sociology.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; Dedication; Poem; Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Cosmographies of riches and cosmologies of desire: A cultural-as-political perspective on Brazil; Global civilisational hierarchy and offshoring; Spatialised guilt and ancestral honouring: the underdevelopment of development; Offshoring and the cosmography of riches; 2. Aesthetics and practical action: Euro-Brazilian clashesand harmonisations; Brazilian stylistics: a panoramic view
Gender order as cultural allegory: cultural intimacy's 'homecoming'References; Index
The curse of beauty: gender (dis- )symmetry, racial-class hierarchy and the Brazilian humanFutebolarte's deep play in Brazil; Time, heritage and the ritual nature of Brazilian well-being; 3. Complementary articulations: Characterising ideal human typesand communities; Articulating Brazilian trans-modernity; Ubiquitous fallen humans: technopoiesis, heritage and legacy; On recreating Brazilian character and the 'person'; Epistemology, methodology and musical sociality ; 4. The ceremonial script: From tropicalism and Brasilidade tocosmographic mobilities
The opening ceremony: indigenous tropicopolitans as natural goodsAct one; Act two; Act three; Act four; The closing ceremony: performative rupture and trans-modern dilemmas of belonging; Act one; Act two; 5. A defeated people: The loss of riches and the return of debt; Inescapable asymmetries: officialising the cosmography of riches; Redemption, hospitality and global citizenship; Articulations of resentment and urban pilgrimage; Brazilian anthropophagy meets the global aesthetic; 6. The script of post-colonial desire: Positive excess, negative reciprocities; The magic of football mobility
Summary In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world's political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the country to its own unique modernity. But alongside the increased media attention and publicity, came accusations of governmental 'corruption' and overspending. In Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events, Tzanelli uses Brazil's 2014 World Cup to explore how mega-events articulate socio-cultural problem
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 15, 2015)
Subject World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Planning
World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Social aspects
World Cup (Soccer)
Hosting of sporting events -- Corrupt practices -- Brazil
Hosting of sporting events -- Social aspects
Hosting of sporting events -- Brazil
Sports and globalization.
Sports tournaments -- Social aspects -- Brazil
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Hosting of sporting events.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Social aspects.
Sports and globalization.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131571678X