Tribal Identities: Nationalism, Europe, Sport

1st Edition

J A Mangan

Routledge
Published December 1, 1995
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780714642017 - CAT# RU32299
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

Sport is far more than a national and international entertainment: it is a source of political identity, morale, pride and superiority. Tribal Identities explores the influence of sport on the nations of Europe as a mechanism of national solidarity promoting a sense of identity, unity, status and esteem; as an instrument of confrontation between nations, stimulating aggression, stereotyping, and images of inferiority and superiority; and as a cultural bond linking nations across national boundaries, providing common enthusiasm, shared experiences, the transcendence of national allegiances, and opportunities for association, understanding and goodwill.

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