Sport, Sectarianism and Society in a Divided Ireland

Sport, Sectarianism and Society in a Divided Ireland

by John Sugden, Alan Bairner
     
 
This text examines the political nature of sport and leisure in Northern Ireland as an (often overlooked) aspect of the divided community. The politics of partition are integral to the rivalry between clubs, to the support the clubs receive, and even to the very choice of games played and watched.

Overview

This text examines the political nature of sport and leisure in Northern Ireland as an (often overlooked) aspect of the divided community. The politics of partition are integral to the rivalry between clubs, to the support the clubs receive, and even to the very choice of games played and watched.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718500184
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/14/1999
Series:
Sport, Politics and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

John Sugden is an author and lecturer and holds several degrees. He has pursued historical research in archives throughout Britain and North America. His books include biographies of Sir Francis Drake and Tecumseh. He is a member of the Society for Nautical Research.

Bairner is Professor of Sports Studies in the School of Applied Medical Sciences and Sports Studies at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland.

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