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by Eduardo P. Archetti


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212 p. bibliography, index. While not a British colony, Argentina was dominated economically by the British at the time, and instead of positing an alternative, they decided to beat the British at their own game (which they succeeded in doing as early as the 1920s). Steps to an ecology of transnational sports. Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Archetti's book is a really interesting discussion of the role that soccer, polo, and the tango play in Argentinian masculine culture

The complex relationship between nationalism and masculinity has been. Archetti's book is a really interesting discussion of the role that soccer, polo, and the tango play in Argentinian masculine culture. Relying on the notion of cultural "hybridity" (more commonly used in the humanities than in the social sciences), Archetti discusses the ways in which Argentinian national identity is a hybrid identity forged, in part, through sport, dance, and gender.

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Masculinities : Football, Polo and the Tango in Argentina. Eduardo P. Archetti Professor of Social Anthropology,University of Oslo show more. By (author) Eduardo P. book represents a major contribution, not only to anthropology, but to the study of gender, nationalism and culture in its broadest sense. Format Paperback 232 pages.

In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations

In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations. Because of its rich history, Argentina provides the ideal setting in which to study the intersection of masculine and national constructs: hybridization, creolization and a culture of performance have all informed both gender and national identities.

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In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations.

Eduardo P. Archetti : Masculinities. Football, Polo and the Tango in Argentina. Oxford et New York, Berg, 1999, 212 . bibliogr. Gabriela Vargas-Cetina. Published: 1 January 2002. by Consortium Erudit. in Anthropologie et Sociétés. Anthropologie et Sociétés, Volume 26, pp 288-289; doi:10.

The complex relationship between nationalism and masculinity has been explored both historically and sociologically with one consistent conclusion: male concepts of courage and virility are at the core of nationalism. In this ground-breaking book, the author questions this assumption and advances the debate through an empirical analysis of masculinity in the revealing contexts of same-sex (football and polo) and cross-sex (tango) relations. Because of its rich history, Argentina provides the ideal setting in which to study the intersection of masculine and national constructs: hybridization, creolization and a culture of performance have all informed both gender and national identities. Further, the author argues that, counter to claims made by globalization theorists, the importance of performance to Argentinian men and women has a long history and has powerfully shaped the national psyche. But this book takes the analysis far beyond national boundaries to address general arguments in anthropology which are not culture-specific, and the discussion poses important comparative questions and addresses central theoretical issues, from the interplay of morality and ritual, to a comparison between the popular and the aristocratic, to the importance of 'othering' in national constructions - particularly those relating to sport.This book represents a major contribution, not only to anthropology, but to the study of gender, nationalism and culture in its broadest sense.

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Gamba
E Archetti, an Argentinean professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway, presents in this book, his reasearch into the concepts of nationalism, masculinity, cultural popular symbols and the elaborated culture of "performing bodies".
Through thorough readings of historical texts differing in nature from nationalist writings of early 20th century's authors, to the essential sports magazines such as "el Grafico", an image is created of both intellectual reflection and popular understanding of the emerging of football and polo, seen in relation to the immense immigration to Argentina that took place especially from the latter part of the 1800's until the Second World War.
The hybridisation of male perfomers is at the core of Archetti's study, as he explains how the new forms of established practices on the sports field were shaped, and how these performers became bearers and images of what was defined as the Argentinean culture.
Archetti's method in constructing the image on how the new hybridised forms came to be essential to Argentina, in what he conceptualises as a national gallery of male symbols, is very purposeful and rewarding, leaving the reader with a very good comprehension of the matter.
The book is not an indepth psychologically founded study of masculinity. The individual mental constructs that are closely regarded in other studies on the matter of masculinity, is perhaps outside the realm of this book. The research is primarily textual, and concerning the issue of the tango, one should not expect a passionately written account about neither the choreography or sensuous subtleness of the dance. Again, Archetti is concerning himself with the moralities and sexual politics in the tango lyrics from the era of the tango-cancion, making the presentation and the comprehension of this phenomenon primarily one based on textual analysis, and conversations with informants, reproducing and analysing their narratives.
Thoroughly enjoyable throughout, not at all overly academical in style, and a good foundation and pathfinder for anyone who has a general interest in the Argentinean cultural symbols, gender studies or construction of national essence.
Yar
This book examines the historical role of the male in Argentina, a country of tradition and immigration, the combination of which Archetti terms "hybridization." Filtering these themes through the examples of the man-man relationship in football, the man-horse relationship in polo, and the man-woman relationship in the tango, he tries to find the national identity of the Argentine man and establish his place on the international stage.
Archetti first introduces the idea of hybridization, tracing modern Argentine social makeup from the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century, which created the traditional Creole culture, through the European immigration of the early to mid 20th century, the environment in which football, polo, and the tango were all hybridized into something distinctly Argentine in style. Examining first football, he traces the "Argentine style" of creativity, especially dribbling, to the barrios, or small neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, where boys learn the game on the streets. This style matured into the individualistic football of the Argentinean national team, which came to be a world power, exportable to Europe. Polo, the game of the elite, is reviewed in similar terms. Archetti notes the importance of the Gaucho, the Argenine cowboy, in the development of polo jockeys and ponies. He then develops the idea of masculine moralitites in Argentine society, and ties them into the male-female relationship displayed in the tango, which developed in the early 20th century in Buenos Aires cabarets. Returning to football, the most important aspect of masculinity and nationalism in the book, Archetti looks at the male pride in the national team, especially their style and aesthetics inplay, and illustrates the individual's reaction to team performance. Using the example of Maradona, Argentina's most famous footballer, he asserts that the ideal male is a pibe, a boy, who through exceptional football skill, need never grow up on the field or off.
The book is the product of years of careful research, aided by several close "informants." Its focus on primary sources, with which the reader will not necessarily be familiar, and its insistence on quoting these sources at length, make for a sometimes dry read. Archetti succeeds in creating a better understanding of the male in football, polo, and the tango, as they developed in a country of hybridization and strong nationalism. The book is a success, then, in its academic aims, and excellent as a source for intense research, but tough to grasp and thick to wade through as a casual reader.
Mot
Eduardo Archetti's book, Masculinities: Football, Polo, and the Tango in Argentina, is the anthropological study of generalizations in Argentine society and how those are used to build a nationality. The theme of hybridization runs throughout his book as he examines how through the mixing of different cultures, a unique identity could be formed. He looks at sporting as an example of this.
His conclusion is that through each activity Argentina was able to give something to the world or to themselves. Through Football Argentineans created their own style; In Polo, they were able to export their ponies; and through the poetry of the Tango they were able to embody the Argentine man's moralities.
The bulk of his research was done through conversations with informants and historical references such as newspapers and men's magazines. He desires to focus on the masculinities of the nation, but does not draw any concrete conclusions to the questions he asks. Overall, one gets a sense of nationalism and Argentinean identity through the book
Masculinities: Football, Polo and the Tango in Argentina (Global Issues Series) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Eduardo P. Archetti
ISBN: 1859732666
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Berg Publishers; 1st edition (March 1, 1999)
Pages: 232 pages