Soccer In Brazil Analysis

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In Immanuel Kant’s What Is Enlightenment? Kant explains that “Enlightenment is man 's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. (...)This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one 's own mind without another 's guidance.” Throughout the semester I have spent in Glbl Xings: Wrld Explnd Soccer our time has been consumed with learning how the rules, fandom and spectacle of soccer can be applied to the world. However, just as each player is faced with the task of being challenged by an opposing team, we fought against this formidable foe, who was equipped with new ideas, out of the box thinking and enlightenment. And so, even though we endured a hard fight, we eventually…show more content…
In the book Brazil by David Levine and Langley King, authors Levin and King conjointly explain the important role that soccer in Brazil, by listing historical facts like how soccer was brought to South America in 1894 by two British settlers, Oscar Cox and Charles Miller and help create a calmness among people during a civil war in the 1960’s. In 1958 the South American country of Brazil was in the midst of a civil war as a result of their new President Joao Goulart 's who was a radical leftist. As a result, of Goulart’s ideological thinking the country of Brazil fell on hard times. During these times of adversity, economic instability and protest, plagued the country as a consequence of hyperinflation and the gross national product declining, thus a civil war was inevitable. However, in 1962 Brazil’s soccer team won their second World cup against Chile and continued to win World cups in 1970, 1994, and 2002. Subsequently, since the spectacle of soccer became such a big tax revenue, the games became a safe haven within its country becoming more than just a game but a part of Brazil’s culture and its way of life. By allowing, soccer to help aid in the restoration of a broken country citizens to were able know that they are not defined by their country’s economic shortcoming and political distress but by the greatness and the strength of playing soccer. Even though soccer is able to revive the human relationships within mankind but man to his higher…show more content…
Finally, in the book The Dilemma of African Football author Tamba Nlandu expresses a major dilemma in the world of African Football. The problem is that Africa has difficulty with keeping its players due to European teams stealing them away players away. Furthermore, because of the mass exodus of African player to European countries Africa loses millions of dollars in profit because they have to rely on home based amateur players to take them on. Also, often times when African players move to European nations to play soccer they lose their identity and their culture in order to appropriate themselves into this new society. However, even though these players relocate to different countries in order to obtain a riches, extravagant lifestyle and fame they still remember to give back to their home countries. For example, soccer player Fredrick Kamonte a retired Malian professional footballer donated seven hundred thousand dollars to his hometown mosque in Seville, Africa. Next, Emmanuel Adebayo not only donated money to his native country of Togo Africa, but across Africa as well as founding the Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor foundation which helps push government 's initiatives for underprivileged youth as well as promote good health and education across Africa. Ultimately, this game has transformed from just being a simple form of entertainment, to a cultivating way of
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