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This article argues that history is more than discourses. It uses the case of football/soccer in order to explore the tensions that crisscross professional discourses –those articulated by the emergent physical education professors- and corporal practices –those of children inside and outside primary school- since the end of the 19th century up to the 1950s. The discussion aims at weaving these issues with two key issues of the period: the construction of the “Argentine race” and the history of tuberculosis.


Disease, history, football/soccer, childhood, gymnastics


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