Sport and the Irish


Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
ISBN: 1910820938
Category: History
Page: 252
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Consides the relationship between sport, national identities and gender in a contemporary Irish context

Routledge Companion to Sports History


Author: S. W. Pope,John Nauright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135978123
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 672
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The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Fringe Nations in World Soccer


Author: Kausik Bandyopadhyay,Sabyasachi Mallick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799809X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved to be a reflection of national, cultural, community and ethnic identity as well as an indication of the development and international status of post-colonial nation states. For those nations still at the fringes of the modern global game, soccer represents a vision of potential commercialisation, capable of generating foreign reserves and bringing in considerable economic power. This book explores aspects of the development of soccer in countries which have recently been marginalised in world soccer or have only erratic success on the international stage. These fringe nations include a greater part of Africa, the USA, Australia, Israel, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, Maldives and Sri Lanka, and while these countries are rarely noticed by the global football media, they nonetheless have great potential to excel, and many have a rich soccer heritage that still holds a place of central importance in the every day life of the people. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

The Politics of Sport

Community, Mobility, Identity
Author: Paul Gilchrist,Russell Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317990986
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 142
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Sport is an essential part of community structure, membership and identity. Whether on the field of play, in stadia, or on the streets, sport has consistently brought together disparate individuals to share culture, values and memories. Nowadays these relationships are being rewritten through the effects of global socio-economic practices, the interventions of government, the impact of cultural imperialism and, at the local level, through the actions of individuals and new constituencies that are emerging in response. Furthermore, this generates discourse on matters of regional and national identity. This themed issue presents a range of essays that examine the relationship between sport and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility and identity. Drawing upon insights from contemporary history and current political phenomena from leading academic specialists in the field, the issue addresses cross-cutting themes such as loyalty and allegiance, migration and integration, identity and collective memory, and the politics of resistance and change, which will be of interest to the political scientist, the contemporary historian and sport scholar alike. This book was previously published as a special edition of the journal Sport in Society.

Emigrant Players

Sport and the Irish Diaspora
Author: Paul Darby,David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317968441
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 218
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Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The significance of sport in Ireland though extends far beyond the achievements of such individuals. Sport has historically assumed a centrality in the lives of the island’s inhabitants, a fact that can be measured by the numbers and commitment of participants as well as the emotional and financial investment of fans. This book seeks to address the ways in which Irish aptitude and ebullience for sport has manifested itself in those parts of the world that have or have had relatively large Irish communities. The first part of the book explores the diffusion of Gaelic games to a number of centres of Irish immigration and examines the social, economic, political and psychological impact that these games had in helping the Diaspora adjust to life in what were often inhospitable environs. The second part of the book extends the analysis by examining the contribution of Irish sports men and women to the sports culture that they encountered in their new homes and assessing the ways in which their involvement in these sports allowed them to come to terms with and make their way in their new locales. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal, Sport in Society

The Politics of the Olympics

A Survey
Author: Alan Bairner,Gyozo Molnar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136963022
Category: Reference
Page: 250
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With the ever increasing global significance of the Olympic Games, it has never been more topical to address the political issues that surround, influence and emanate from this quadrennial sporting mega event. In terms of the most recent evidence of the politics of the Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Games were riddled with political messages and content from the outset, and provided a global stage for protesters with numerous agendas. These included, to name but a few, proposed boycotts, potential terrorist attacks, the question of open media access, protests against China’s political practices and attempts to interrupt the ‘traditional’ torch rally. Essays in this collection focus on numerous political aspects of the Olympics from a variety of different perspectives, with a Glossary that contains a range of politically relevant entries relating to famous and infamous Olympic athletes, Olympic movement personnel and events and broader political issues and developments which have affected the modern Games. The purpose of this anthology is not to perpetuate hatred towards the concept and practices of Olympism or to regurgitate a ‘celebratory party line’. Instead, in addition to being informative, the book offers critical engagement with the Olympics by raising awareness of the movement’s political significance. Consequently, the essays in this anthology illustrate the strong but changing links between the modern Olympic Games and politics, in general, and address and discuss the key political aspects and issues with regard to the Games themselves, to national and international sport organisations and to specific countries’ attitudes to (ab)using the idea/ideal of the Olympics for their own political ends.

Sport and Ireland

A History
Author: Paul Rouse
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198745907
Category: Sports
Page: 375
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This history of sport in Ireland, locates it within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. There are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish, but it is a history of play shared with other societies, near and far. This book offers a unique insight into the British Empire in Ireland; it also assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, and the manner in which states make policy in respect of sport. The manner in which sport has been colonised by the media and has colonised it, in turn, is also examined.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics


Author: Alan Bairner,John Kelly,Jung Woo Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317646665
Category: Political Science
Page: 546
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Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.

The anthropology of Ireland


Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781845202385
Category: History
Page: 241
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--Where and what is Ireland?--What are the identities of the people of Ireland?--How has European Union policy shaped Irish people's lives and interests?This book argues that such questions can be answered only by understanding everyday aspects of Irish culture and identity. Such understanding is acheived by paying close attention to what people in Ireland themselves say about the radical changes in their lives in the context of wider global transformation. As notions of sex, religion, and politics are radically reworked in an Ireland being re-imagined in ways inconceivable just a generation ago, anthropologists have been at the forefront of recording the results. The first comprehensive book-length introduction to anthropological research on the island as a whole considers the changing place in a changing Ireland of religion, sex , sport, race, dance, young people, the Travellers, St. Patrick's Day and much more.

Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture


Author: Wanda Balzano,Anne Mulhall,Moynagh Sullivan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230008700
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This groundbreaking collection reframes how popular culture in Ireland and Ireland in popular culture can be understood. The essays examine in unique ways, local and global Irishness, focusing on current versions of traditional culture and new modes of representation, how issues such as gender, sexuality, and race shape contemporary postmodernism in Ireland. From Fanfic to Orange Parades, from Boybands to the Blessed Virgin Mary, from Celebrity Tourism to the Gaelic Athletic Association, the essays address new territories.

The Gaelic Athletic Association, 1884-2009


Author: Mike Cronin,William Murphy,Paul Rouse
Publisher: Irish Academic Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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This book brings together some of the leading writers in the area of Irish history to assess the importance of the GAA in Irish society since its founding in 1884 and is the first key book to centre on the GAA and Irish history. While there has been much

International Review for the Sociology of Sport


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: N.A
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Irish Economic and Social History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ireland
Page: N.A
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Nations and nationalism

a global historical overview. 1945 to 1989
Author: Guntram H. Herb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781851099078
Category: History, Modern - 18th century
Page: 514
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Crossing the Border

New Relationships Between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
Author: John Coakley,Liam O'Dowd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780716529224
Category: History
Page: 339
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This timely book provides the first sustained examination of cross-border relationships since the momentous sequence of events that began with the Good Friday agreement of 1998. It looks at changing patterns of North-South relations in three broad domains: politics and public administration, the economy, and civil society. Specific topics covered include the cross-border implementation bodies, the island economy, the voluntary sector, education, health, planning, public policy, and the EU. The book draws on findings from a two-year research project embracing a large, multi-disciplinary team based in Dublin, Belfast, Dundalk, and Armagh. The book also sets recent changes in perspective, outlining the evolution of cross-border relationships between partition in 1920 and the recent comprehensive settlement, and exploring the extent to which leaders North and South remained in denial about the evolving impact and implications of the border until the closing decades of the 20th century. The authors demonstrate how the search for a settlement in Northern Ireland has created a new dynamic in cross-border relationships, underlining the critical importance of these relationships in sustaining the peace process. In a trenchant assessment of future prospects, the book stresses the extent to which new North-South relationships have been dependent on external funding from the EU and the US. It argues that the diminution of these funds potentially threatens the sustainability of successful cross-border programs, putting the onus on the two governments to develop a more coherent and strategic approach to cross-border co-operation.

Sport and Society in Victorian Ireland

The Case of Westmeath
Author: Tom Hunt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 357
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This book examines the development of sports in Victorian Ireland using the example of Westmeath as a case study. It explores the development of hunting, racing, commercial sports (golf, cycling and tennis), cricket, hurling and football, soccer, and rugby. It also examines the importance of spectator sports and a variety of ancillary attractions. It examines the importance of the club as a vehicle for facilitating sporting involvement, the financing of sports and recreation, the commercialization of sports and the importance of codification. It also constructs a social profile of individuals active in the various sports. The role of sports in providing recreational opportunities for women is examined as is the importance of the military to sports promotion and the importance of sports to the military. The book illustrates the importance of sport in creating a social life for participants at all levels of society. The crucial importance of post-1900 developments in cultural nationalism and their impact on recreational activities and in particular the re-emergence of the GAA are also investigated. The information is placed in a comparative context and links Westmeath to the Irish sporting world and places the developments in Westmeath within the sporting revolution of the wider Victorian world. The book demolishes various established ideas of the Victorian sporting world in rural Ireland and enhances our understanding of what games people were playing and why they played them. The range of sports examined contributes to the production of an inclusive and comprehensive study that enhances our understanding of the social history of several groups in society.

Sport als städtisches Ereignis


Author: Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung. Arbeitstagung,Christian Koller (Dr. phil.),Janina Gruhner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: 258
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Historical Studies


Author: Thomas Desmond Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904558347
Category: Culture
Page: 190
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Vol. 1- made up of papers read at 2d- conference.

Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts & Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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The Bountiful Game?

Football Identities and Finances
Author: Jonathan Magee,Alan Bairner,Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 9781841261782
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 301
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The global popularity of association football is anundeniable fact. The game generates interest for many andprofits for a few in almost every corner of the world.However, reference to the success of the global game isfrequently closely accompanied by warnings of crisis -administrative, financial, technological and moral. Thisnew ......