Palmer, Clive Books
Received a Ph.D from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK pertaining to Men's Artistic Gymnastics. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching, School of Sport, Tourism, and the Outdoors, at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.2012 0-7734-2666-3
This is a collection of essays examining the role of sports in shaping personal and national identity. Studies ranging from skateboarding as resistance to conformity, cricket and the imagined community of Yorkshire, gender identity and rock climbing, and violence in soccer, among others are offered in this text. A theme the authors discuss at length is how communities are formed on the basis of sports, and how different identities emerge out of these shared experiences, and whether there is a socio-political aspect to this process. The contributing scholars undertook their studies in such fields as sociology, cultural and media studies, history, and also in sports studies.