FGV EPGE - Brazilian School of Economics and Finance held on April 2, the sixth in the series "Contemporary Issues", which brings to the academic environment issues of social relevance nowadays.
On Tuesday, School received sociologist Mauricio Murad - Professor of Sports Sociology at University Salgado de Oliveira (UNIVERSO) and retired professor from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Murad is also author of several works published internationally, including the book 'Understanding The football violence', released in 2012.
During the lecture, professor explained how was the introduction of football in Brazil and commented on the origins of prejudice in that sport, with its multiple representations, since its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present day: "Racism was one of the traits present at the beginning of Brazilian football. A racism combined with a culture of elitism , concentration in income, power and opportunity, "he said.
Professor Murad also examined the relationship between violence and football in Brazil and worldwide. "The beauty of game and vibration of fans can not be subject to groups of vandals. The barbarity can not take the place of football as sport, art and spectacle- “ we can not lose this game to violence " , said the speaker, presenting the international and domestic experiences to combat and control violence.
The series of debates "Contemporary Issues" is open to the public and was attended by personalities as deputy director of EPGE, Aloisio Araujo, Indian economist Partha Dasgupta - one of the leading experts in the world economy, professor Tiago Berriel (EPGE) and Regis Bonelli (IBRE).
The next meeting, about indigenous groups in the history of Rio de Janeiro, will take place on May 14. The theme will be presented by the researcher Marina Machado.