Sporting Nationalisms : Identity, Ethnicity, Immigration and Assimilation.

By: Cronin, Mike
Contributor(s): Mayall, David | Mangan, J. A
Series: Sport in the Global Society Ser: Publisher: London : Routledge, 1998Copyright date: ©1998Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (247 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203013243Subject(s): Nationalism and sports.;Ethnicity.;Sports -- Sociological aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sporting Nationalisms : Identity, Ethnicity, Immigration and AssimilationDDC classification: 306.4 LOC classification: GV706.34 -- .S66 1998ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Sport and Ethnicity: some introductory remarks -- Nationalism and National Identity -- Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity -- Sport -- The Collection -- NOTES -- Conformity, Diversity, and Difference in Antipodean Physical Culture: The Indelible Influence of Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race during the Formative Years of Organized Sport… -- Australia's Sporting Roots -- Established Settlers and New Immigrants -- Embracing Englishness -- Modifying Englishness -- Non-English Britons: Scots, Welsh and Cornish -- The Irish -- NESB White Immigrants: The Germans -- NESB Non-Whites: Aborigines -- NESB Non-Whites: Chinese and Pacific Islanders -- Majority/Minority Group Relations in Flux: Sport as Contested and Negotiated Cultural Terrain in Australia, c. 1788-1918 -- NOTES -- Croatia: Community, Conflict and Culture: The Role of Soccer Clubs in Migrant Identity -- Introduction -- Croatian Migrants to Australia -- NOTES -- Basketball as Cultural Capital: The Original Celtics in Early Twentieth-Century New York City -- Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Capital -- Immigration and the Celtics -- The Celtic Composition -- The Media and Ethnicity -- NOTES -- Race, Nation and Authenticity of Identity: Interrogating the 'Everywhere' Man (Michael Jordan) and the 'Nowhere' Man (Ben Johnson) -- Introduction -- The Everywhere Man and the Politics of Transcendence -- The Nowhere Man and the Politics of Racial and National Identity -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- Global Sports and Patriot Games: Rugby Union and National Identity in a United Sporting Kingdom since 1945 -- Introduction -- National and Sporting Identity in the British Isles -- The Globalization Debate -- Themes in the Media Representation of British Rugby Union.
(i) Questions of Cultural Struggle and Identity Politics -- (ii) National and Sporting Stereotypes -- (iii) Military Metaphors and the Vocabulary of War -- Concluding Remarks -- NOTES -- Sport and the Contestation of Cultural and Ethnic Identities in Scottish Society -- Introduction -- The Irish Diaspora in Scotland: Politics and Cultural Symbolism -- Early Signs of Antagonism Towards Celtic -- Wider Reactions to the Diaspora in Scotland -- Conflict in Ireland and Scottish society -- Questions of Irish identity among the diaspora in Scotland -- A Changing Discourse -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- Racial Minorities in a Marginalized Sport: Race, Discrimination and Integration in British Rugby League Football -- Introduction -- Race, Empire and the 1895 Rugby Split -- Black Players to the Fore -- Integration and Discrimination -- The Limits of Ideology -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- 'When the World Soccer Cup is Played on Roller Skates': The Atttempt to Make Gaelic Games International: The Meath-Australia Matches of 1967-68 -- Introduction -- Historical Connections -- International Sport and the Construction of Identity -- The 1967 Australian Tour of Ireland -- The 1968 Meath Tour of Australia -- Reaction to the Tour -- Problems for the Future -- The Failure of Internationalism -- NOTES -- Braveheart Betrayed? Cultural Cloning for Colonial Careers -- Introduction -- Hely Hutchinson Almond and 'Lorettonianism' -- John Guthrie Kerr -- Concluding Remarks -- NOTES -- Select Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
Summary: This volume examines the ways in which sport shapes the experiences of various immigrant and minority groups and, in particular, looks at the relationship between sport, ethnic identity and ethnic relations. The articles in this volume are concerned primarily with British, American and Australian sporting traditions and the themes covered include the consolidation of ethnic identity in host societies through participation immigrant sports and exclusive sporting organizations, assimilation into host' societies through participation in indigenous, national sports, and the construction by outsiders of separate ethnic identities according to sporting criteria.
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Book Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Tables -- Sport and Ethnicity: some introductory remarks -- Nationalism and National Identity -- Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity -- Sport -- The Collection -- NOTES -- Conformity, Diversity, and Difference in Antipodean Physical Culture: The Indelible Influence of Immigration, Ethnicity, and Race during the Formative Years of Organized Sport… -- Australia's Sporting Roots -- Established Settlers and New Immigrants -- Embracing Englishness -- Modifying Englishness -- Non-English Britons: Scots, Welsh and Cornish -- The Irish -- NESB White Immigrants: The Germans -- NESB Non-Whites: Aborigines -- NESB Non-Whites: Chinese and Pacific Islanders -- Majority/Minority Group Relations in Flux: Sport as Contested and Negotiated Cultural Terrain in Australia, c. 1788-1918 -- NOTES -- Croatia: Community, Conflict and Culture: The Role of Soccer Clubs in Migrant Identity -- Introduction -- Croatian Migrants to Australia -- NOTES -- Basketball as Cultural Capital: The Original Celtics in Early Twentieth-Century New York City -- Pierre Bourdieu and Cultural Capital -- Immigration and the Celtics -- The Celtic Composition -- The Media and Ethnicity -- NOTES -- Race, Nation and Authenticity of Identity: Interrogating the 'Everywhere' Man (Michael Jordan) and the 'Nowhere' Man (Ben Johnson) -- Introduction -- The Everywhere Man and the Politics of Transcendence -- The Nowhere Man and the Politics of Racial and National Identity -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- Global Sports and Patriot Games: Rugby Union and National Identity in a United Sporting Kingdom since 1945 -- Introduction -- National and Sporting Identity in the British Isles -- The Globalization Debate -- Themes in the Media Representation of British Rugby Union.

(i) Questions of Cultural Struggle and Identity Politics -- (ii) National and Sporting Stereotypes -- (iii) Military Metaphors and the Vocabulary of War -- Concluding Remarks -- NOTES -- Sport and the Contestation of Cultural and Ethnic Identities in Scottish Society -- Introduction -- The Irish Diaspora in Scotland: Politics and Cultural Symbolism -- Early Signs of Antagonism Towards Celtic -- Wider Reactions to the Diaspora in Scotland -- Conflict in Ireland and Scottish society -- Questions of Irish identity among the diaspora in Scotland -- A Changing Discourse -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- Racial Minorities in a Marginalized Sport: Race, Discrimination and Integration in British Rugby League Football -- Introduction -- Race, Empire and the 1895 Rugby Split -- Black Players to the Fore -- Integration and Discrimination -- The Limits of Ideology -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- 'When the World Soccer Cup is Played on Roller Skates': The Atttempt to Make Gaelic Games International: The Meath-Australia Matches of 1967-68 -- Introduction -- Historical Connections -- International Sport and the Construction of Identity -- The 1967 Australian Tour of Ireland -- The 1968 Meath Tour of Australia -- Reaction to the Tour -- Problems for the Future -- The Failure of Internationalism -- NOTES -- Braveheart Betrayed? Cultural Cloning for Colonial Careers -- Introduction -- Hely Hutchinson Almond and 'Lorettonianism' -- John Guthrie Kerr -- Concluding Remarks -- NOTES -- Select Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.

This volume examines the ways in which sport shapes the experiences of various immigrant and minority groups and, in particular, looks at the relationship between sport, ethnic identity and ethnic relations. The articles in this volume are concerned primarily with British, American and Australian sporting traditions and the themes covered include the consolidation of ethnic identity in host societies through participation immigrant sports and exclusive sporting organizations, assimilation into host' societies through participation in indigenous, national sports, and the construction by outsiders of separate ethnic identities according to sporting criteria.

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