Links & Readings

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On sport and identity, see George Orwell ‘The Sporting Spirit’, Tribune, 14th December 1945; McCrone and Bechhofer (2015) chapter 3; F. Gill, ‘National Identities in a Scottish Border Community’, in Nations and Nationalism, 11(1) 2005; S. Whigham “Anyone but England”? Exploring anti-English sentiment as part of Scottish national identity in sport’, in International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 49(2), 2014; H.F. Moorhouse ‘Football Hooliganism and the Modern World’, in International Review of Modern Sociology, 32(2), 2006; I. McIntosh et al., “It’s as if you’re some alien…” Exploring Anti-English Attitudes in Scotland’, in Sociological Research Online, 9(2), 2004.

On the ‘globalisation’ of sport, see R. Giulianotti and R. Robertson Globalisation and Football (2009); R. Giulianotti and R. Robertson ‘Forms of Glocalization: Globalization and the Migration Strategies of Scottish Football Fans in North America, Sociology, 41(1) 2007; and the special issue of Global Networks (7(2) 2007); see especially the introduction by Giulianotti and Robertson, Rumford (on cricket); Lechner (on Dutch football), Eriksen (transnational sports), Andrews and Ritzer (on the grobal and glocal).

For a comprehensive coverage of a sociology of sport, see R. Giulianotti, Sport – a Critical Sociology (2005); and R. Giulianotti ‘The Sociability of Sport’, in International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 40(3), 2005.