Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||Cultural identity studies|
|LC Classifications||GV706.5 .D547 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2011034841|
ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Practices --ch. 1 From Gladiateur to Ourasi: France's equine sporting champions --ch. 2 Olympic Games: The French invention --and manipulation --of an international sporting showcase --ch. 3 From the Great Loop to the Hell of the North: Cycle road racing. This chapter explores the role of sport in the construction of national identity. It focuses initially on sport as a cultural practice possessing the demonstrable capacity to generate events and experiences through which imagined communities are made real. The governments of nation-states or other political agencies might intervene directly in this process, using sport as a form of propaganda Author: Dilwyn Porter. Book Description. Given sport’s centrality in English society, what role does it play in symbolising contemporary English national identity? This comprehensive study explores the complex set of relationships between sport and what it means to be English in the twenty-first century. Sport, popular culture and identity: an introduction / Maurice Roche --Individual stars and collective identities in media sport / Garry Whannel --European sports journalism and its readers during Euro ' 'living without the Sun' / Neil Blain and Hugh O'Donnell --Media sport and local identity: British Rugby League and Sky TV / John Arundel.
Sports are an important component of national identity, with success by a national sporting team often seen as an indicator of the value of the nation. Sport is also important in nation-building as it helps create a national identity that distinguishes between “us” and “them,” but in a healthy, competitive setting (unlike war). In the twenty-first century the relationship between a. What 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. What 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. Most countries have increased emphasis on sport’s capacity in promoting a sense of national identity and projecting that identity abroad. British athlete Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France in the London Olympics. But the victory sparked a major controversy about Wiggins and other British athletes who were not British-born.
2) Please briefly explain the four parts of the book addressing: sport and race, sport and gender, sport and image management, and sport mediation and simulation. These divisions seemed to sort out the chapters by subject matter most easily. Sport and race is straightforward—the extent to which sports intersects with racial identity and images. Sociology of Sport Journal, 7: – [Web of Science ®], [Google Scholar], ‘More then a Sporting Touchdown’ and the subsequent debate within the Sociology of Sport Journal). 3 For further discussion of the socially constructed nature of identity see Hall Hall, S. “ The Question of Cultural Identity ”. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and geographical locations, and incorporating a diversity of perspectives including players, spectators, officials, the media and policy-makers. Heroines of Sport looks closely at different groups of women whose stories have been excluded from previous accounts of women's sports and female heroism. It focuses on five specific groups of women from different places in the world South African women; Muslim women from the Middle East; Aboriginal women from Australia and Canada; and lesbian and disabled women from different countries worldwide.