Thu, 12 July | Western Sydney University

The World Cup Chronicles - Australian launch

Jorge Knijnik's new book, 'The World Cup Chronicles - 31 Days that Rocked Brazil' is a fabulous ride through the 2014 World Cup and how it impacted the people of Brazil through Jorge's unique Brazilian-Australian academic perspective. Don't miss this!
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The World Cup Chronicles - Australian launch

Time & Location

12 July 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Western Sydney University, 169 Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

About The Event

Jorge Knijnik's wonderful new book, The World Cup Chronicles - 31 Days that Rocked Brazil, is a unique and different look at the 2014 World Cup and its social, cultural, political and sporting impact on the people of Brazil.

The World Cup wasn't 'just' a football tournament for Brazilian people - even though it came to be defined by the infamous 7-1 semi-final result against eventual winners, Germany - but it was part of the national psyche and important social change, overlaid by what we now know as corrupt practices within world football which included those in power in football in Brazil over decades.

Jorge's book looks at before, during and after the World Cup and discusses the much-vaunted 'legacy' issues to which FIFA has always pointed as being what they give back to a nation.

The book was released in June 2018 in Manchester, but join us for the only Australian launch event to hear from Jorge as well as Professor Jocelyn Chen and Professor Kathryn Holmes from Western Sydney University.

Entry is free, but please register by 7 July for catering purposes. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the launch.

Hosted jointly by the Australian Society for Sports History, the Centre for Educational Research in the School of Education, Western Sydney University and Fair Play Publishing.

Photo by Lulu Di Melo. All photographs in the book are by Brazilian woman photographers.

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