History 450A (201) Selected Topics in Latin American History: The Beautiful Game: A Soccer History of Latin America

Instructor(s)

Term

2

Course Level

Undergraduate

Credits

3

Days Met

T
Tr

Course Times

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Description

The course interprets the history of modern Latin America through soccer. Its interest is in the relationship between soccer and national imagining; the role of soccer in constituting various identities, including those of race, class, and gender and of local, regional, and national belonging; the powerful emotions and stories that soccer generates; the sport’s role in not only responding to but initiating changes in Latin America from the late nineteenth century to the present; soccer and political protest; and the development of women’s soccer in the face of formidable obstacles to doing so.