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Dr Claire Brewster
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.
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This article traces the development of Mexican football from its inception to the successful hosting of two World Cup finals. We place our analysis within a post-revolutionary context that exalted the virtues of self-discipline and self-sacrifice that sport could contribute towards the patriotic endeavour of “improving the race”. We argue that the peculiar nature of the post-revolutionary state, in which a symbiotic relationship between public and private endeavours was encouraged, contributed towards the distinct nature of football in Mexico and, importantly, influenced the way in which sporting culture contributed to the Mexican migrant experience in the United States.
Author(s): Brewster K, Brewster C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Bulletin of Latin American Research
Online publication date: 08/11/2018
Acceptance date: 08/05/2017
Date deposited: 14/11/2018
ISSN (print): 0261-3050
ISSN (electronic): 1470-9856
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