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Published: 01 March 2019

360 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781781382899

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Sport and Society in Global France

Nations, Migrations, Corporations

Cathal Kilcline

Liverpool University Press

Studies in Modern and Contemporary France

  • Provides remarkable new insights into the evolution of the global sporting spectacle through a study of star athletes, emblematic organisations, key locations, and historic moments in French sport from the mid-1980s to the present day
  • Uses a wide range of sources, from film, television, advertising, newspapers, and popular music to shed new light on the sporting discourses generated across cultural forms
  • Covers key developments in football, motorsport, basketball, and cycling, and considers the importance of themes such as nostalgia, commemoration, commercialisation, and Americanisation in contemporary French sport
  • Highlights how sport has influenced (and been implicated in) debates over nationhood, immigration, race, sovereignty and de-industrialisation in France in recent years
  • A very timely book that generates new understandings of the various roles sport is seen to perform in contemporary French society, at a time when the nation is preparing to host some of the foremost sporting events in the world