FGV EPGE debate fascination for football in the series “Contemporary Issues”

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.