Sport and Nationalism in Asia: Power, Politics and Identity

1st Edition

Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu

Published December 5, 2014
Reference - 122 Pages
ISBN 9781138828148 - CAT# Y172997
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional sports events have fostered an active interweaving of sport, politics and nationalism; the role of traditional sport in the building of national consciousness and national identity; the way modern sport creates and reflects nationalism, thereby giving it a voice and a focus. The book covers eight case studies on countries/regions across West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. It is one of the few works that examines the relationships between sport, politics and nationalism from an Asian perspective.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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