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An Annotated Bibliography of Latin American Sport

by Joseph L. Arbena

Part of the Bibliographies and Indexes in World History Series

An Annotated Bibliography of Latin American Sport Synopsis

A unique contribution to the study of sport, this bibliography contains more than 1300 citations of books, articles, documents, unpublished theses, and other sources relating to the practice and study of sport in Latin America from before the European conquest to the present. The majority of the citations include annotations designed to convey information about the contents, special features, and interpretive or ideological thrust of the publication listed. Selected studies of sport and recreation in the Iberian peninsula and within the Hispanic communities of North America are also included, along with 40 unannotated general and theoretical studies which provide useful background information for those just beginning their study of sport. Materials cited are written principally in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with some selections in French, Italian, and German. Following an introductory section on the theory and history of sport, the bibliography is divided into six principal parts covering indigenous traditions, the Iberian background of Latin American sport, the colonial era, the national period, Hispanic sports in the United States, and current Latin American sports periodicals. The section on the national period is further subdivided by country. In each section, the general criteria for inclusion was that the work in question offer some analytical perspective or contain material which would help to develop such a perspective. In cases where historical or analytical studies were unavailable technical manuals or rule books were included to demonstrate the practice of certain sports and games in certain periods. Subject and author indexes facilitate access to the main listings. As the most comprehensive list of sources available on the subject of Latin American sport, this volume will be indispensable to researchers and students in the field.

An Annotated Bibliography of Latin American Sport Press Reviews

?Given that sport has become an exciting field of investigation' (introd.), the present bibliography of 1,379 numbered citations will be an important tool for the researcher of Latin American sports. Only the 40 unannotated items were not personally examined by the compiler, who previously edited Sport and Society in Latin America (CH, Jan'89). Latin America, by Arbena's definition, includes everything south of the US in the Western hemisphere. Presentation of subject documentation in this work follows a logical progression from Theory and History' to Indigenous Traditions' and Iberian Background.' Chronologically, the brief Colonial Era' is followed by the voluminous National Period, ' with country groupings. Sources include books, articles, documents and unpublished theses, primarily in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. A timely section is titled Hispanic Sports and Sportsmen in the United States.' Two useful indexes for subject and author conclude the bibliography. Thus, Baseball' could be approached variously: by subject, by country, or by author, if known. Peripheral sports' as bull fighting, fishing, hunting, chess, etc. are given cursory coverage. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate sports history collections; public libraries serving Hispanic populations.?-Choice Given that sport has become an exciting field of investigation' (introd.), the present bibliography of 1,379 numbered citations will be an important tool for the researcher of Latin American sports. Only the 40 unannotated items were not personally examined by the compiler, who previously edited Sport and Society in Latin America (CH, Jan'89). Latin America, by Arbena's definition, includes everything south of the US in the Western hemisphere. Presentation of subject documentation in this work follows a logical progression from Theory and History' to Indigenous Traditions' and Iberian Background.' Chronologically, the brief Colonial Era' is followed by the voluminous National Period, ' with country groupings. Sources include books, articles, documents and unpublished theses, primarily in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. A timely section is titled Hispanic Sports and Sportsmen in the United States.' Two useful indexes for subject and author conclude the bibliography. Thus, Baseball' could be approached variously: by subject, by country, or by author, if known. Peripheral sports' as bull fighting, fishing, hunting, chess, etc. are given cursory coverage. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate sports history collections; public libraries serving Hispanic populations. -Choice

Book Information

ISBN: 9780313254956
Publication date: 16th November 1989
Author: Joseph L. Arbena
Publisher: Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 337 pages
Categories: Sports & outdoor recreation,

About Joseph L. Arbena

JOSEPH L. ARBENA is Professor of History at Clemson University. His previous books include Regionalism and the Musical Heritage of Latin America and Sport and Society in Latin America (Greenwood Press, 1988).

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