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From Frontiers to Football - An Alternative History of Latin America Since 1800

English · Hardback

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With Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, all eyes are on Latin America. But what vision of these countries will we be given? Will our airwaves be full of cultural stereotypes about Latin Americans and inaccurate interpretations of the region's position in the world? In this book, Brown provides a historical analysis to rebut misconceptions about Latin America's past while giving readers the tools with which to understand the region's complex present.

About the author

Matthew Brown is a reader in Latin American studies at the University of Bristol, UK, and the author of "The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Columbia and Venezuela."


From Frontiers to Football tells the history of Latin America's engagement with global empires from 1800 to today. It is a story of repeated cycles of lessons learned and unlearned, continued dependency, victimhood and thwarted dreams.

Product details

Authors Matthew Brown
Publisher Reaktion Books
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 04.06.2014
EAN 9781780233536
ISBN 978-1-78023-353-6
No. of pages 240
Series Reaktion Books - Globalities
Reaktion Books - Globalities
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > Regional and national histories
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

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