Just a Tool or a Social Right?
Sports as a social and cultural phenomenon have notably grown worldwide. Latin America is no exception to this expansion. This is in part because of the large industry built around sports through mass media, apparel manufacturing and the organization of major sports events. As a result of this growth, world-class athletes have become very popular figures, appealing especially to children and youth, who try to emulate their hero’s feats in their own games.
Mario Roitter is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES, Argentina). He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He was a 2003 DRCLAS Visiting Scholar.