A Critique of Modern Sport: Issues in Brazilian and North American Realities

Antonio Jose Müller

Abstract


This study presents a discussion of the importance of sport at the present time. The intention of the paper is to compare sport and its influence in society, especially in education, under the theoretical perspective of Paulo Freire. Compares situations of sport in Brazil and the United States in relation to social inequalities in each reality. The reproduction of social inequalities is present in sport through the power of racial discrimination, men over women, and privileged over underprivileged.  For the purpose of this research I explore these three important issues as defined by: Whiteness, Patriarchalism, and Capitalism.


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Sports, Society, Education

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