Sunday, 04 May 2014
Eloge de l'esquive (Homage to the weave)

Olivier Guez is the writer of Eloge de l'esquive (Grasset, 2014), an essay on Brazilian dribbling seen from an historic, sociological, anthropological angle... The weave, in Brazilian football has been elevated to an art form. And it constitutes a key to understanding the country: the victories and defeats of the national team are part of the founding stages of the collective unconscious.

The history of dribbling is a social history, at the source of the Brazilian racial melting pot. The first black players for Brazil began dribbling to avoid contact with white defenders to avoid getting creamed on and off the pitch. Garrincha, Pelé and some others were the geniuses behind the football style that corresponds to the sway of the "malandros" of the favelas, playing with all kinds of obstacles to affirm the power of life with guile and joy.


In the same section
IFM’s 1st student festival
To download: 10 conferences as part of IFM's 1st student festival (May 29th and 30th 2015), including contributions from Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Paolo Rove…
Coffee according to Hippolyte Courty
Podcast: Hippolyte Courty tells IFM students where coffee stands in 2015 (geography, economics, changes in taste).  …
The IFM at the Grand Palais
In June 2015, a series of debates organised in tandem with the Presses universitaires de France and the Institut Français de la Mode. This "couture" cycle is t…
About superheroes
The writer Paul Vacca recounts the main stages in the super-hero epic story. Since Superman first appeared in 1938, super-heroes have acquired a dominant positi…
« Prev | 294/623 | Next » Back to the list

36, Quai d'Austerlitz - 75013 Paris - France — T. +33 (0)1 70 38 89 89 — F. + 33 (0)1 70 38 89 00 — — Plan d'accès
  — Régles de confidentialité

Conférence des grandes écoles