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Sport and National Identities Synopsis

While globalisation has undoubtedly occurred in many social fields, in sport the importance of 'the nation' has remained. This book examines the continuing but contested relevance of national identities in sport within the context of globalising forces. Including case studies from around the world, it considers the significance of sport in divided societies, former global empires and aspirational nations within federal states. Each chapter looks at sport not only as a reflection of national rivalries but also as a changing cultural tradition that facilitates the reimagining of borders, boundaries and identities. The book questions how these national, state and global identifications are invoked through sporting structures and practices, both in the past and the present. Truly international in perspective, it features case studies from across Europe, the UK, the USA and China and touches on the topics of race, religion, terrorism, separatism, nationalism and militarism. Sport and National Identities: Globalisation and Conflict is fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the sociology of sport or the relationship between sport, politics, geography and history.

Sport and National Identities Press Reviews

The book is a useful addition to contemporary literature on the role of national identity in sport and will become a useful resource for anybody seeking to gain a better understanding of the issue. Mark Orton, De Montfort University, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9780367247638
Publication date: 10th June 2019
Author: Paddy (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Dolan
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 254 pages
Categories: Sports management & facilities, Football (Soccer, Association football), Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Sociology: sport & leisure,

About Paddy (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Dolan

Paddy Dolan is a sociologist at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is co-editor of the European Journal for Sport and Society (Routledge), editorial board member and book review editor of Human Figurations and serves on the editorial board of Sociological Research Online. Dr Dolan's research interests include figurational sociology, sport, childhood, emotions and national and cosmopolitan identities. His work with Dr John Connolly (Dublin City University) on Gaelic games and the Gaelic Athletic Association has been widely published. He co-edited (with Katie Liston) Sport, Race and Ethnicity: The Scope of Belonging? (Routledge), and his work has been published ...

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