Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization
European and North American PerspectiveseBook - 2001
Sport and nationalism are arguably two of the most emotional issues in the modern world. Both inspire intense devotion and frequently lead to violence. In this book, Alan Bairner discusses the relationship between sport and national identities in Europe and North America specifically Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, and Canada within the context of a broader theoretical debate about the impact of globalization in the modern era. Through a unique comparative perspective, the author sheds new light on the ways sport impacts the construction and reproduction of national identities. Ultimately, the work considers the role of sport in allowing nations and nationalists to resist, or at least come to terms with, powerful globalizing pressures.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2001
Characteristics: xix, 207 p. 25 cm