Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
February 14, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
During soccer season in Europe hardly a week goes by without acts of overt racism, homophobia, and other hostilities to players and fans.
While all sports are by nature agonistic – meaning that victory is based on the weakening of the opponent – expressions of intolerance and hatred are especially prominent in soccer matches in Europe and Latin America.
This lecture will explain the causes and manifestations of this situation and will draw on examples from sports beyond soccer.