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Three lions on a shirt: sport and English identity

Polley, Martin (2008) Three lions on a shirt: sport and English identity At Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN). 19 Nov 2008.

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This paper explores the many dimensions to the apparently simple relationship between sport and English identity. Using historical and contemporary examples, it examines the absence of a straightforward English sporting identity, and the ways in which class, age, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality have influenced the kind of 'England' that any given sporting event involves.

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Published date: 19 November 2008
Venue - Dates: Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), 2008-11-19 - 2008-11-19
Keywords: sport, history, England, identity


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PURE UUID: 5d8a2a81-d8af-4014-b383-45ad446b44a7

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Date deposited: 15 Jul 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:22

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Author: Martin Polley

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