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Olimpismo: The Olympic Movement in the Making of Latin America and the Caribbean
edited by Antonio Sotomayor and Cesar R. Torres
University of Arkansas Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-1-61075-679-2 | Paper: 978-1-68226-110-1
Library of Congress Classification GV721.4.L28
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.48

The Olympic Games are a phenomenon of unparalleled global proportions. This book examines the rich and complex involvement of Latin America and the Caribbean peoples with the Olympic Movement, serving as an effective medium to explore the making of this region. The nine essays here investigate the influence, struggles, and contributions of Latin American and Caribbean societies to the Olympic Movement. By delving into nationalist political movements, post-revolutionary diplomacy, decolonization struggles, gender and disability discourses, and more, they define how the nations of this region have shaped and been shaped by the Olympic Movement.

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