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Degree Name

Master of Arts in History



First Advisor

Thomas Adam


Since Spanish-speaking Latin America achieved independence from Spain the question has been whether to follow the North American or European example. Do the new republics embrace the Old World with its aristocracy or the meritocracy of the United States? To choose one, was to dismiss the other, or so the debate went. However, there are points of contact between the Old-and-New Worlds.Argentine soccer proves a potent example of something that is not wholly one or the other but a combination of both. Though developed exclusively in England, Argentina claims soccer as their national sport. A truly pervasive concept, all parts of Argentine society participate in the sport in some way shape or form. Not only are all sectors included but Argentines use soccer as a means to protest what they see as British aggression. The intercultural transfer model helps dissect the process by which a European activity becomes an inseparable part of Argentine culture. Intercultural transfer shows how an idea or an object moves from one culture and alters and is altered by the culture it's moved two, differentiating both.


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Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

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