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Tempo Social

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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.

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