Sports and collective identities in popular culture have a relationship in contemporary societies. Sport, Popular Culture and Identity contains a range of new studies of the sociology and politics of this relationship. It revolves its study around France, and Britain but also in Europe more broadly, and in Australia (the Sydney 2000 Olympics) and South Africa. It looks at political and policy issues in the relationship between sport and national identities. It additionally focuses on the relationship between sport and urban/local identities. “Media sport” also holds an increasingly important sphere. As well as the role between television and the press in expressing and also forming collective identities.
About the Editor
Dr. Maurice Roche is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociological Studies at Sheffield University, UK. His main areas of research are in the sociology of contemporary citizenship, and he has published widely in both of these areas. He is the author of Rethinking Citizenship: Ideology, Welfare and Change in Modern Society (1992, Polity Press, Cambridge); and also Mega-Events and Modernity: Olympics, World’s Fairs and the Construction of Public Culture (1998 Routledge, London). He is the editor (with Rik van Berkel) of European Citizenship and Social Exclusion (1997, Avebury, Aldershot, UK).