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16 May 2014

Contesting the Games

Back in April, I was invited to give a talk by the Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University. The kind people there put together a nice video which I am reproducing here. 

The talk deals with the social discontent around the World Cup and Olympics. I trace the development of social resistance to mega-events in Brazil, explain the role of scholar-activists in this process and then reflect more generally about what has been happening in Brazil as 12 cities have contorted to host #WC14.  The video is long-ish, but hopefully will answer many questions and raise a few others (if not some hackles). 

1 comment:

albina N muro said...

As an advocate for kids playing more pickup, cargames.us.com/ I appreciated their short commentary on the over-involvement of today's parents in their child's youth sports experience.

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