Sport and national identity in the postwar world


Smith, Adrian and Porter, Dilwyn (eds.) (2004) Sport and national identity in the postwar world, London, UK, Routledge, 208pp.

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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.
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.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 041528300 (hardback)
Related URLs:
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 12280
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12280

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