Sport, gender and national identities

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    Abstract

    Book abstract: After the Referendum on whether Scotland should become an independent country in September 2014 ¬¿ and following a momentous mobilisation of voters by both the Yes and No campaigns ¿ Scotland's political environment has been fundamentally energised. But how was the Referendum campaign reported and structured in the media in Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, and in other parts of the world, and when might ‘representation’ have turned into ‘construction’?

    In this book scholars, commentators and journalists from Britain, Europe, Canada and Australia examine how the media across the world presented the debate itself and the shifting nature of Scottish ¿ and British ¿ identity which that debate revealed. Several of the contributors also explore how the emphases and interpretations placed on the Scottish debate by their national media illuminate attitudes to their own nationalism and separatism questions.

    The consequences of the No majority vote are traced in the media through until the SNP landslide in the UK general election of 2015. The issues which have subsequently come to the fore will be relevant for years to come.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives
    EditorsN. Blain, D. Hutchison, G. Hassan
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    PublisherEdinburgh University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780748696581
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

    Keywords

    • sport
    • gender
    • Scotland
    • referendum
    • identity

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    Harris, J., & Skillen, F. (2016). Sport, gender and national identities. In N. Blain, D. Hutchison, & G. Hassan (Eds.), Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-scotland-039-s-referendum-and-the-media.html