Sport, Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe

Sport, Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039119776
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/09/2010
Series: Cultural Identity Studies Series , #19
Pages: 369
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Philip Dine is Senior Lecturer in French at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has published widely on representations of the French colonial empire, including particularly decolonization, in fields ranging from children’s literature to professional sport. Other published research includes a history of French rugby football, as part of a broader reflection on leisure and popular culture in France. The present volume is one of the outcomes of a thematic project on sport and identity in France and Europe for which he acted as coordinator and which was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2006-2009).
Seán Crosson is Programme Director of the MA in Film Studies in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He teaches courses in the Huston School on Irish film, documentary, world cinema, and cinema and Vietnam. He has published widely on various aspects of Irish studies, from film to literature, and his current research concerns the representation of sport in film, from the silent to the contemporary period, the subject of several recent and forthcoming publications.

Table of Contents

Contents: Paddy Agnew: Foreword. Football and Evolving National Identity – Philip Dine/Seán Crosson: Introduction. Exploring European Sporting Identities: History, Theory, Methodology – Sébastien Darbon: An Anthropological Approach to the Diffusion of Sports: From European Models to Global Diversity – Borja García: The Governance of European Sport – Eleni Theodoraki: Expressions of National Identity through Impact Assessments of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games – Jeffrey Hill: ‘I Like to Have a Go at the Swanks’: Alf Tupper and English Society, 1945-1990 – Paul Dietschy: From ‘Sports Arditism’ to Consensus-Building: The Ambivalences of the Italian Sporting Press under Fascism – Álvaro Rodríguez Díaz: Spain’s Social Values through Film: Films about Sports – David Scott: Boxing and Masculine Identity – Cathal Kilcline: California Dreaming: Surfing Culture in Mediterranean France – Marcus Free: Antihero as National Icon? The Contrariness of Roy Keane as Fantasy Embodiment of the ‘New Ireland’ – Alan Bairner: Representing the North: Reflections on the Life Stories of Northern Ireland’s Catholic Footballers – Gyozo Molnar: Rediscovering Hungarian-ness: The Case of Elite Hungarian Footballers – Dilwyn Porter: Cornwall and Rugby Union: Sport and Identity in a Place Apart – Arnd Krüger: Sport and Identity in Germany since Reunification – James Riordan: Sport and Politics in Russia and the Former Soviet Union – John Bale: Europeans Writing the African ‘Olympian’.

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