O modernismo entra em campo: O caso Wisnik

Translated title of the contribution: Modernism in focus: The WiSnik case

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In this article I discuss José Miguel Wisnik's book, Veneno remédio: o futebol e o Brasil [Poison cure: football and Brazil], published in 2008. I point out how the work's discussion of football enables a new approach to impasses already explored by modernists, reviving some of their fundamental uncertainties. I also analyze how the book forms part of the lineage of great inquiries into Brazil by refuting the hermeneutic enterprise of our classic essayists.

Translated title of the contributionModernism in focus: The WiSnik case
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)187-216
Number of pages30
JournalTempo Social
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


  • Brazilian social thought
  • Football
  • Gilberto freyre
  • José miguel wisnik
  • Mário de andrade
  • Sérgio buarque de holanda


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