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Diaspora and Rootedness, Amateurism and Professionalism in Media Discourses of Irish Soccer and Rugby in the 1990s and 2000s
Free, Marcus
This article explores the tensions between conceptualizations of the nation in terms of diaspora and rootedness, and between amateurism and professionalism, in Irish media discourses of Irish soccer and rugby in the 1990s and 2000s. Given the article’s broad scope and limited space, detailed theoretical elaboration and extensive examination of discursive data will not be possible. Rather, the article offers a tentative overview of how these tensions have been manifested in Irish print and broadcast media, and of how they have evinced fantasies and anxieties about sporting achievement as indicative of collective national achievement.
Keyword(s): Diaspora; Media discourse; Irish; Soccer; Rugby; 1990s; 2000s
Publication Date:
2013
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Citation(s): Free, M., 2013. Diaspora and Rootedness, Amateurism and Professionalism in Media Discourses of Irish Soccer and Rugby in the 1990s and 2000s, Éire-Ireland, Volume 48, Issue 1&2, Spring / Summer 2013,
Publisher(s): Irish-American Cultural Institute
Related Link(s): http://muse.jhu.edu/article/510693
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