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Examine the significance of football in Brazil as an expression of popular and physical culture.


awesomecxy 1 / -  
May 18, 2019   #1

essay question and the essay plan



Hello everyone,

My essay question is: examine the significance of football in brazil as an expression of popular and physical culture.
The essay must contain key concepts and key issues with football. Key concepte such as hegemony, subalterns, representation/ re-presentation, cultural agency, post-colonialism and decoloniality, uses of the body; key issues likes production (values, identity, materials, expertise/ techniques,resistance, state), interpretation(values,identity,resistance) and consumption(expertise, equipment, commercialism,numbers). Right now, I don't know eaxctly how to draft my essay and make an essay plan. Could anyone give me some ideas?

Cheers,

Maria [Contributor] - / 394 193  
May 18, 2019   #2
@awesomecxy
Hi there!

Thanks for reaching out.

I think that it's interesting how the topic has such broad thematic undertones. This will give you leverage and enable you to have more more space to experiment on the style itself.

Now, having suggest that, I suggest trying to follow a method when you are drafting an initial outline (deductive/inductive, depending on what makes you comfortable). While writing immediately everything is alright, having an outline in place will help you navigate through expounding and substantiating as you are writing in a different language than your native tongue.

That being said, I recommend that you can try beginning your essay with a historical-sociological account on the importance of sports in building communities. Talk first and foremost about how this establishes a sense of culture for people. Talk about the value of community-building, especially when in reference to particular cultures that value this over independent work. Once you do this, you'll be able to have more handle over the situation.

Afterwards, I suggest trying to contextualize it more to the situation in Brazil. Discuss the historical context of when the sport began sparking interest in the country (what/who introduced it, when did it start gaining popularity) and then proceed to discussing different fields (commercialism, cultural values) that it affects in status quo.

Having this flow will definitely help you have more of a definitive outline that'll help you in writing.

Best of luck!


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