Different Faces of Colonialism: Sport in Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea

Autores

Victor Andrade de Melo

Periódico / Revista

The International Journal of the History of Sport

Cidade

Londres

Volume

v. 35

Número

n. 4

Páginas

p. 296-313

Ano

2018

Tema

Dossiê Africa Regional Issue: Sport and Colonialism in Lusophone Africa

ISSN

1743-9035

Abstract

Despite a common trajectory, sport has taken significantly different forms in Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea. These differences provide a glimpse into both the plasticity of sport as a phenomenon and the specificities of colonial processes, even more remarkable in this case, given that both contexts involve the same colonizer: Portugal. This study focuses on the different ways in which representations of sport were constructed in Cape Verde and in Portuguese Guinea during the colonial period. The debate centres on two themes: (a) the political uses of sport by metropolitan interests and (b) the political uses of sport by local interests.

Keywords: History of sport, Africa, colonialism, Cape Verde, Portuguese Guinea

Referência

MELO, Victor Andrade de. Different Faces of Colonialism: Sport in Cape Verde and Portuguese Guinea. The International Journal of the History of Sport. Londres, v. 35, n. 4, p. 296-313, 2018.