This text serves as an introduction to how the concept of identity can be applied to sporting matters, and as an overview of the states of play debate where interaction between sport and identity lies.
Introduction by John Hughson; 1. Sport, Politics, and Landscape in Inter-War South Wales by Daryl Leeworthy; 2. Yorkshire, Cricket and Identity by Thomas Fletcher; 3. Women, Sport and National Identity in Ireland by Rachael Brooks; 4. Examining Civic Loyalty and Collective Fan Identities at Liverpool Football Club by Joel Rookwood; 5. Challenging the Status Quo of Irish Nationalism: by Elizabeth Moreland; 6. Women, Sport and National Identity in Ireland by Rachael Brooks; 7. Consuming the Physical and Cultural Practices of Aboriginal Peoples by Courtney W. Mason; 8. Embodying Difference: Gender, Identity, and Climbing by Rachel Dilley; 9. A Man Before Anything: Soccer, Violence, and Competing Masculinities by Sean Morrisey; 10. "Sport's Me Life": The Role of Sport in Developing Identity in Australian Young Males by Neil Hall; 11. Skate Conform or Die: The Conflict of Lifestyle Sports Identity and Public Policy by Daniel Turner.