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Sport and the media in Ireland: an introduction
(Taylor and Francis, 2011)
[Introduction to Media History Special Issue on Sport and the Media in Ireland]. The symbiotic relationship that has existed since the mid-nineteenth century between sport and the media - from the popular press, through ...
Sport, representation, and the commemoration of the 1916 Rising: a new Ireland rises?
(European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS) in Aberdeen, and the University of Leuven, 2018-10-24)
Commemoration is part of what defines nations and their configurations; the considerable investment of the Irish state (and various sporting organisations) during 2016 in 1916 commemorations speaks to the importance of ...
From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Star
(University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), 2014)
In the United States, sport stars have provided crucial affirmation of the American Dream ideology despite the considerable evidence that questions the validity and appropriateness of this belief for understandings of ...