Sporting Nationalisms: Identity, Ethnicity, Immigration and Assimilation

1st Edition

Mike Cronin, David Mayall

Routledge
Published October 1, 1998
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780714644493 - CAT# RU32521
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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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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