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Sport in the Making of Celtic Nations : Sport and Nation - Grant Jarvie

Sport in the Making of Celtic Nations

Sport and Nation

By: Grant Jarvie (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1999
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This text explores the place, meaning and content of Celtic sport: the place, passion and meaning of rugby in Wales; shinty in Scotland; and football in Brittany. It provides for an explanation of the links betweenn civic and ethnic nationalism in Irish sport, the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association in both Ireland and Scotland, and a critical evaluation of the part played by sport in political nationalism in France. The author seeks to explain why so many of the peripheral borderlands of Europe, struggling for elements of autonomy, tend to be pasionate about national and regional forms of sport.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
The Contributorsp. viii
Sport in the Making of Celtic Culturesp. 1
Civic and Ethnic Nationalism in the Celtic Vision of Irish Sportp. 12
Sport and Scottish Gaeldom in Argyllshire 1790-1900p. 26
Brittany, between Ireland, Scotland and Francep. 41
'The Dramatic Turbulence of some Irrecoverable Football Game': Sport, Literature and Welsh Identityp. 55
Stade Rennais: Standard-bearer of Breton Identityp. 71
Shinty and the Celtic Celebration of New Yearp. 83
The Gaelic Athletic Association and Organized Sport in Irelandp. 100
Sporting Assimilation and Cultural Confusion in Brittanyp. 112
More than a Game: Physical Culture, Identity and Citizenship in Walesp. 131
Hurling: an Old Game in a New Worldp. 149
Heritage, Culture and Identity: the Gaelic Athletic Association in Scotlandp. 166
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780718501297
ISBN-10: 0718501292
Series: Sport and Nation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1