Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

European and North American Perspectives

eBook - 2001
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Univ of New York Press
Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.

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A conservative British politician's proposal that immigrants must pass a "cricket test" to become citizens exemplifies the central theme of the intimate relation that can exist between sport and national identity. Bairner (sports studies, U. of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland) uses case studies to define the exact nature of this relationship in Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the US, and Canada, with a concluding chapter on the impact of globalization on the production of national identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9781417500192
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 207 pages)


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