De Maradona a Messi: viejos y nuevos argumentos sobre el héroe deportivo y la patria

Pablo Alabarces


The article discusses the relationship between national narratives and sport, incorporating the cases of women's hockey and rugby in Argentina (which allows to debate the gender problematic), as well as the transformations produced in the role of the State as producer of the patriotic narrative in the contemporary neo-populisms. But, postulating the centrality of the sports hero in these narratives, it analyzes the passage from Maradona to Messi: from the “kid” to the “good boy”.


Sport Hero; Football; Argentina; Maradona; Messi

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