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Author Zirin, Dave, author

Title Brazil's dance with the devil : the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy / by Dave Zirin
Published Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 246 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Map of Brazil; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction Finding Michael Jackson in Rio; Chapter 1 Brazil: "A Country for Everyone"; Chapter 2 "There Is No Sin Below the Equator"; Chapter 3 Oh, Lula!; Chapter 4 Futebol: The Journey from Daring to Fear; Chapter 5 Killing Santa; Chapter 6 Neoliberal Trojan Horses and Sporting Shock Doctrines; Chapter 7 Target Favelas; Conclusion "FIFA-Quality Schools"; Notes; Index
Summary 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 MaracanĂ£ Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
Subject Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Political aspects.
Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -- Social aspects.
World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Political aspects.
World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil) -- Social aspects.
Democracy -- Brazil.
Soccer -- Tournaments -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Soccer -- Tournaments -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Sports tournaments -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Sports tournaments -- Social aspects -- Brazil.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1608463605 (paperback)
1608464334 (e-book)
9781608463602 (paperback)
9781608464333 (e-book)