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Esporte de alto rendimento: produção social da modernidade - o caso do vôlei de praia High performance sports: a social production of modernity - the beach volleyball model

By Marília Maciel Costa

Abstract

O estudo, inicialmente, apresenta a inserção do esporte nos tempos modernos com o objetivo de resgatar e discutir a estruturação da produção do esporte de alto rendimento no Brasil. A modalidade vôlei de praia serviu de modelo empírico e procurou-se verificar, durante o levantamento dos dados coletados, a forma e os valores que predominavam no ambiente social em que se desenvolvia essa modalidade. Para isso, foram focalizadas as relações que se processavam no decorrer de sua estruturação e procurou-se verificar o grau de influência que elas sofreram diante das mudanças estruturais capitalistas e de novas situações conjunturais. Concluiu-se que o vôlei de praia brasileiro, na verdade, mesmo apresentando problemas inerentes à própria condição de esporte de alto rendimento, e diante das muitas adversidades que enfrenta no cenário social nacional, tem ocorrido com base nos valores ditados pelo "profissionalismo", suplantando os valores de uma cultura "amadorística" e tradicional, predominante no universo esportivo nacional.<br>The study examines sports in modern times. The objective of this was to retrieve and discuss the structuring of high performance sports production in Brazil. Beach volleyball served as a model. During the data collection process, aim was made to ascertain the forms and values that are predominant in the social environment of beach volleyball. For this, focus was placed on the relationships that developed during the structuring process and attempt was made to verify how such relationships were influenced by the capitalist-structural changes and the new settings that resulted therefrom. The study concluded that despite having problems that are inherent to the sport's being highly performance-oriented, and in light of many adversities faced in the national scenario, Brazilian beach volleyball is based on the values dictated by professionalism that overcome values of the amateur-like and traditional culture that are predominant in the universe of national sports

Topics: vôlei de praia, esporte de alto rendimento, profissionalismo, beach volleyball, high performance sport, professionalism, LCC:Social sciences (General), LCC:H1-99, LCC:Social Sciences, LCC:H, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Departamento de Sociologia da Universidade de Brasília
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0102-69922007000100003
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:13189d5174ec415d8fbe829688167c8d
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