Youth Sport, Migration and Culture: Two Football Teams and the Changing Face of Ireland

1st Edition

Max Mauro

Published January 16, 2019
Reference - 188 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815383918 - CAT# K339608
Series: Routledge Critical Perspectives on Equality and Social Justice in Sport and Leisure

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How do migrant youth negotiate their role in society through sport and leisure practices? How can political theory and qualitative critical research work together to make sense of these processes? These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in Ireland, possibly the most fertile contemporary setting for the analysis of questions of sport and identity. 

Youth Sport, Migration and Culture emphasises the epistemological and ethical urgency of doing research with rather than on young people. Engaging with the social changes in Irish society through the eyes of children of immigrants growing up in Ireland, the book looks closely at young people’s leisure practices in multi-ethnic contexts, and at issues of inclusion in relation to public discourses around ‘national identity’ and immigration.

Offering compelling analysis of how ideas of race and racism are elaborated through sport, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, sport development or youth culture.

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