Temples of the Earthbound Gods

Autores

Christopher Gaffney

Subtítulo

stadiums in the cultural landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires

Editora

University of Texas Press

Cidade

Austin

Páginas

285

Ano

2009

ISBN

9780292721654

Sumário

Chapter One. The Stadium in Theory and Practice

Chapter Two. Rio de Janeiro: Spiritual Home of World Football

Chapter Three. Stadiums and Society in Twenty-first Century Rio de Janeiro

Chapter Four. Buenos Aires: Estadiolandia

Chapter Five. Class and Conflict in the Stadiums of Buenos Aires

Chapter Six. Comparative Cultural Urbanism

Appendix A. Stadiums in Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Appendix B. Clubs and Stadiums in Buenos Aires, 2007
Appendix C. Time Line, Brazil
Appendix D. Time Line, Argentina

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Resumo (outro idioma)

In Rio de Janeiro, the spiritual home of world football, and Buenos Aires, where a popular soccer club president was recently elected mayor, the game is an integral part of national identity. Using the football stadium as an illuminating cultural lens, Temples of the Earthbound Godsexamines many aspects of urban culture that play out within these monumental architectural forms, including spirituality, violence, rigid social norms, anarchy, and also expressions of sexuality and gender.

Tracing the history of the game in Brazil and Argentina through colonial influences as well as indigenous ball courts in Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec, Mixtec, and Olmec societies, Christopher Gaffney’s study spans both ancient and contemporary worlds, linking the development of stadiums to urbanization and the consolidation of nation building in two of Latin America’s most intriguing megacities.

Referência

GAFFNEY, Christopher. Temples of the Earthbound Gods: stadiums in the cultural landscapes of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.