This webinar, scheduled for November 24th, is designed to inform about the new book entitled Sport, Globalisation and Identity. New Perspectives on Regions and Nations (Routledge, 2020), an academic work that reviews some of the most controversial aspects of the relationship between sport and politics in times of globalisation and reformulation of national identities
The volume is edited by senior lecturers Jim O’Brien and Xavier Ginesta, and Russell Holden, director of In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy, and is the result of the partnership between the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Solent University, Southampton (UK), and the Political Studies Association Sport and Politics Research Group.
The contributions to the book were made by world-renowned research experts in the fields of communication and sport (see below for ToC). These include Raymond Boyle, Professor of Communications and Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow (UK), and Dr Alina Bernstein, School of Media Studies, Tel Aviv University (Israel) an expert in the intersection of gender politics, communication and sport. Both these highly regarded experts will be speaking at the webinar, which will provide an opportunity to explore some of the key themes in the text.
According to the book’s editors, “sport can be a vehicle for the expression of identity, and also a factor in its formation. The book explores the complex interrelationships between nations, regions and states within the framework of contemporaneity, with a particular focus on how these relationships shape identities”.
Participation in the webinar is free, but you need to register. The way to go is by clicking this link, fill in and submit the registration form, and you will be provided with a link to be able to join. The date, again, is November 24, a Tuesday, and the time is 18:00 CET (Catalonia), 17:00 GMT (Glasgow) and 19:00 IST (Tel Aviv). For other time zones, please consult timeanddate.com.
You are all welcome to take part in this webinar!
Table of Content
Part I: International Sport: States, Nations and Identity
Part II: Politics, Power and Sports Events
Part III: Contemporary Perspectives on International Sport: Governance, Ownership and Sporting Cultures