Sport and English National Identity in

Sport and English National Identity in

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Given sporta€™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. The bond between sport and nationalism has long been recognised, but with increasingly vociferous separatist nationalisms threatening the dismantling of the United Kingdom, a closer analysis is timely. Part one addresses key debates regarding English national identity within the specific sporting contexts of association football, cricket, tennis, cycling and rugby. Part two discusses the complex relationship between religion, sport and English national identity as well as the attitudes and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups, including women, minority ethnic groups and disabled people. Part three considers the perspectives of the other UK nations on the link between sport and English national identity. Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom' is fascinating reading for all those with an interest in the sociology, politics and history of sport, and the study of nations, nationalism and national identity.Philippa has published research articles and book chapters on the sociology of womena#39;s cricket, female jockeys, mma (mixed martial arts) and girlsa#39; experiences of GcSE Physical Education. ... Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (2011), Sports and Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (2013), Sport, Religion and Disability (2015) and Sports Chaplaincy: Issues Trends and Debates (2016), all published by Routledge. he reviews papers for a wide-range of theologicalanbsp;...

Title:Sport and English National Identity in
Author: Tom Gibbons, Dominic Malcolm
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2017-02-17

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