Soccer in Brazil: A Book Report Book Review by Master Researcher

Soccer in Brazil: A Book Report
A review of the Alex Bellos' book, 'Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life'.
# 85458 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (South American) , Sport (General) , Literature (General)

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This paper discusses the book 'Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life' by Alex Bellos. According to the paper, this book examines the influence that the game of soccer has had on the life and culture of Brazilians.

From the Paper:

"Soccer is arguably the most popular sport in the world, certainly so within the Western world. In Brazil, specifically, the popularity and cult devotion to the sport surge to levels unseen in much of the rest of the world. Alex Bellos charts this popularity and the ways in which soccer infuses Brazilian culture with its essence in the book Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life. In this text, which synthesizes information from a variety of sources, Bellos examines the influence of soccer in Brazil from personal, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and historical perspectives. The result is a surprisingly readable book that treats soccer in Brazil with the same kind of awe and respect that the Brazilians themselves have for the influence of the sport in their daily lives. Bellos begins this study by first making the point that for the whole of the nation of Brazil, soccer is considered to be an art form (1)."

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