P05
Sport and society

Convenors:
Matthew Brown (University of Bristol)
Location:
Malet 253
Start time:
3 April, 2014 at 9:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel brings together researchers from across the social sciences, arts and humanities to discuss the role of sport in Latin American societies throughout history and in the present.

Long abstract:

Sport has become a considerable object of academic interest in recent years. In June 2014, the FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil, for the first time since 1950. Two years later the Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro. Much research has been carried out to locate these tournaments within their global social, cultural, political and economic histories, paying particular attention to the role of visual cultures, mega-event organisation, nationalism and even individual sportspeople in shaping the spectacle. This panel will bring together researchers from across the social sciences, arts and humanities to discuss the role of sport in Latin American societies throughout history and in the present. The approach is broad and aims to be comparative across and between countries, regions, disciplines and sports. Paper proposals are welcome from postgraduates through to established academics.