Sport and National Identity in the Post-war World
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Sport and National Identity in the Post-war World by Dilwyn Porter
Book DescriptionWhat is the relationship between sport and national identity? What can sport tell us about changing perceptions of national identity? Bringing together the work of established historians and younger commentators, this illuminating text surveys the last half-century, giving due attention to the place of sport in our social and political history. It Includes studies of: * English football and British decline * Englishness and sport * Ethnicity and nationalism in Scotland * Social change and national pride in Wales * Irish international football and Irishness * Sport and identity in South Africa * Cricket and identity crisis in the Caribbean * Baseball, exceptionalism and American Sport * Popular mythology surrounding the sporting rivalry between New Zealand and Australia Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World presents a wealth of original research into contemporary social history and provides illuminating material for historians and sociologists alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415283007
(234mm x 156mm x 2mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dilwyn Porter
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Individuals or teams are invariably seen as the embodiment of the nation they represent. Each essay in this text explores that phenomenon, and at the same time demonstrates how sport can subvert as well as reinforce our sense of nationhood and patriotism.
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