'What nationality he is doesn't matter a damn!':Football, mediated identities and conditional cosmopolitanism

Skey, Michael (2015) 'What nationality he is doesn't matter a damn!':Football, mediated identities and conditional cosmopolitanism. National Identities, 17 (3). pp. 271-287. ISSN 1460-8944

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Abstract

Sport, and, in particular, football, has become an important lens for examining processes of globalisation and, increasingly, cosmopolitanism. In this paper, I explore the ways in which competing national and cosmopolitan discourses are articulated by and through the media’s reporting of football. Analysing coverage of the appointment of three recent managers of the English national team, two foreign, one English, I show how ideas about (national) self, other and place are being scrutinised and negotiated in the contemporary era. However, rather than rendering national modes of thinking obsolete, these debates point to the periodic emergence of conditional forms of cosmopolitanism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmopolitanism,nationalism,england,football ,globalisation ,media
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Political, Social and International Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 16:10
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 23:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/47313
DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.934214

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