Hughson, John E.

Holds a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors.

Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities. Studies in Community Loyalties
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.