Research Annotations

Kittleson, R. A. (2014). The country of football soccer and the making of modern Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press.

The country of football: soccer and the making of modern Brazil examines the cultural, racial and nationalist ties between soccer and Brazil. It starts first in the 1950’s explaining how Brazilian pride needed to be ignited and soccer was the way to do it. It looks into how the race of players in the game during the time was felt lacking in afro-brazilian  representation. This need for representation and national pride is what helped to drive Brazilian soccer to great heights heading into the modern era. Allowing for great prosperity in Brazil and growing the countries notoriety as premier soccer fans, players, and culture.

Baumann, R., & Matheson, V. (2017). Mega-Events And Tourism: The Case Of Brazil. Contemporary Economic Policy36(2), 292–301. doi: 10.1111/coep.12270

In Mega-Events And Tourism: The Case Of Brazil, the article examines the economic growth generated in host countries of mega events like the FIFA World Cup. Specifically the article focuses on the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted in Brazil, this is because this event generated far more tourists and revenue than previous mega events. The reason for this exponential growth was attributed the successful run of the Argentine national team. From this discovery this article explores how the on field success of teams plays largely into the significance in host countries returns. It also looks into how the location of the event and the teams winning might also play a part in these bursts of revenue increase.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Research Annotations

  1. Katie F.

    Both annotations are very insightful and clearly state the topic, argument, sources, big picture, and usefulness. I like the connections you drew between the sport of soccer and race, it’s a very interesting topic.

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  2. Cat

    How will these sources assist you in writing your essay? You’ve talked about the content of the sources, but not what makes them useful to you.

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