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Sport and the Irish : histories, identities, issues

Sport and the Irish : histories, identities, issues

Author: Alan Bairner
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focusing on the extent to which sport plays a part in the construction of Irishness, this book also makes a contribution to more general debates about the evolution of Ireland and the Irish as well  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sport and the Irish : histories, identities, issues.
Dublin, Ireland : University College Dublin Press, ©2016
approximately 252 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bairner
ISBN: 1910820938 9781910820933
OCLC Number: 978894628
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Sport and the Irish: an introduction, Alan Bairner; Part 1, Histories: 1 Sport and Ireland in 1881 Paul Rouse; 2 The early years of Gaelic football and cricket in County Westrneath, Tom Hunt; 3 Rugby's imperial connections, domestic politics and colonial tours in Ireland before 1914, Neal Garnham; 4 The Irish Free State and Aonach Tailteann, Mike Cronin; 5 The Aonach Tailteann, the Irish press and gendered symbols of national identity in the 1920s and 1930s, Louise Ryan; 6 Gaelic games and the Irish immigrant experience in Boston, Paul Darby; Part 2, Identities: 7 Rugby union and national identity politics, Jason Tuck; 8 Sport, identity and Irish nationalism in Northern Ireland, David Hassan; 9 Northern Catholic fans of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, Gareth Fulton; 10 Sport, Irishness and Ulster Unionism, Alan Bairner; 11 Football supporters, rivalry and Protestant fragmentation in Northern Ireland, Jonathan Magee; Part 3, Issues: 12 The Irish and the globalisation of sport, Thomas Carter; 13 Some reflections on women's sports in Ireland, Katie Liston; 14 Sport, leisure and territory in Belfast, Peter Shirlow; 15 Sport and community relations in Northern Ireland and Israel, John Sugden; Notes, References, Index.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Bairner.


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"As a non-specialist but keen reader of work being done on Irish sport and its vexed relationship with identity politics, I can easily recommend Sport and the Irish. For more knowledgeable readers Read more...

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