Print version ISSN 0103-2070
MONTEIRO, Pedro Meira. Modernism in focus: the Wisnik case. Tempo soc. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.2, pp.187-216. ISSN 0103-2070. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-20702010000200010.
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.
Keywords : Brazilian social thought; Football; José Miguel Wisnik; Sérgio Buarque de Holanda; Gilberto Freyre; Mário de Andrade.