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Temples of the Earthbound Gods

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Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations Chapter One. The Stadium in Theory and Practice Chapter Two. Rio de Janeiro: Spiritual Home of World Football Chapter Three. Stadiums and Society in Twenty-first Century Rio de Janeiro Chapter Four. Buenos Aires: Estadiolandia Chapter Five. Class and Conflict in the Stadiums of Buenos Aires Chapter Six. Comparative Cultural Urbanism Appendix A. Stadiums in Rio de Janeiro, 2008 Appendix B. Clubs and Stadiums in Buenos Aires, 2007 Appendix C. Time Line, Brazil Appendix D. Time Line, Argentina Notes Bibliography Index

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In this tale of two cities, a geography scholar and soccer aficionado delivers a tour of the sport's hallowed grounds.

About the Author

Christopher Thomas Gaffney is an independent scholar based in Durham, North Carolina. Also a journalist and local radio commentator, he has played soccer on four continents, winning the 1997 Taiwanese Footballer of the Year Award.


"A fascinating account of how the world's most popular sport has left an indelible mark in two world cities." oJoseph L. Scarpaci, Professor of Geography, Virginia Tech

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