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Grassroots football in a field: contests and meanings regarding an urban cultural practice

Grant number: 16/14455-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal Investigator:José Guilherme Cantor Magnani
Grantee:Raphael Piva Favalli Favero
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project aims to grasp some of the practices , representations and conflicts around an important field of grassroots football in the city of São Paulo. This is the Complexo de Campos de Futebol do Campo de Marte, space installed in a land conflict between Union and Municipality that threatens the permanence of grassroots football clubs installed there since the 1960s Combining ethnographic practice, interviews and documentary research, aims to apprehend both the collective arrangements, exchange systems and forms of sociability that articulate this space, as the strategies and relationships driven by social actors to remain in this field. Thus, it is expected to contribute to the understanding of what causes the grassroots football, even in an unfavorable environment, continue to occupy a privileged place as a leisure sport and popular associations in São Paulo. (AU)

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FAVERO, Raphael Piva Favalli. \The varzea football is immortal\: abnegation, memory, disputes and meanings in anurban sports practices. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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