Researcher presents study on construction of national soccer narratives
On October 10, the Laboratory for Sports Studies (LESP) at the FGV´s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will host a talk titled “Style narratives: a history of national frontiers involving soccer.” The event will take place in Auditorium 406 in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro). The guest speaker will be historian Christian Schwartz.
The speaker will present his postdoctoral research, developed at FGV CPDOC, about how local communities, and above all national ones, have described themselves in terms of their teams’ supposedly unique ways of playing soccer. The study is based on journalistic narratives in Argentina, Brazil and Great Britain.
Christian Schwartz has a PhD in social history from the University of Sao Paulo and a master’s in literature and journalism from Paraná Federal University. As a journalist, he has worked at radio station CBN and magazines Placar and Veja. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge’s Centre of Latin American Studies as part of an academic exchange program, and this experience culminated in his dissertation on cultural translation and soccer, which earned him a PhD in social history from the University of Sao Paulo.
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