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Brazil"s Dance with the devil

Dave Zirin

Brazil"s Dance with the devil

the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy

by Dave Zirin

  • 143 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tournaments,
  • World Cup (Soccer) (2014 : Brazil),
  • Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil),
  • Democracy,
  • Social aspects,
  • Political aspects,
  • Soccer,
  • Sports tournaments

  • About the Edition

    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 Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index.

    Statementby Dave Zirin
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 246 pages
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27161287M
    ISBN 101608463605
    ISBN 109781608463602
    OCLC/WorldCa859046462

      Brazil’s Dance with the Devil, by Dave Zirin - A Review by Thomas E. Skidmore In an incisive and insightful review, renowned historian of Brazil Thomas Skidmore demonstrates the shortcomings and oversimplifications present in sports journalist .   Dave Zirin talked about his book, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy, in which he looks at the politics and economics behind Brazil’s.

    In “Brazil’s Dance With The Devil,’’ he provides a brief, energized history of the country most thoroughly associated with beautiful soccer, in part because he feels the popular demonstrations that Author: Bill Littlefield. Brazil's Dance with the Devil. The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy by David Zirin.

    Brazil’s Dance with the Devil gives insight into the linkages between corruption, massive public spending, and the folly of mega-event planning in a country with huge .   Zirin joins us to discuss the protests rocking Brazil, as well as the biggest sporting controversy in the United States -- the NBA's attempt to oust .


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As the World Cup and the 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 Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.

“ Brazil’s Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics and the Fight for Democracy, is a powerful and haunting look at what’s happening behind the scenes (oft-tragically) in a nation hosting both the World Cup and the Olympics.

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