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In from the side: exile international rugby union players in Britain, blood ties and national identities

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posted on 31.07.2018, 08:46 by Gabriel Carroll, Alan BairnerAlan Bairner
This study analyses the experiences of exiles within international rugby union in Britain. The emphasis is on challenging existing sociological assumptions surrounding national identity and sports labour migration. Eight international rugby exiles were invited to take part in semi-structured interviews and several themes emerged. The major findings from the study demonstrate that exiles are subject to an array of cultural attachments and personal experiences which shape their national identities. As migrants, their repositioning in relation to the nation is increasingly deemed to be the norm in rugby union. However, additional influences were also shown to persist to varying degrees.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

National Identities

Volume

21

Issue

4

Pages

417 - 433

Citation

CARROLL, G. and BAIRNER, A., 2018. In from the side: exile international rugby union players in Britain, blood ties and national identities. National Identities, 21 (4), pp.417-433.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in National Identities on 19 July 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14608944.2018.1491542.

Acceptance date

18/07/2018

Publication date

2018-07-19

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

1460-8944

Language

en