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Author Connolly, John, 1973-

Title Gaelic games in society : civilising processes, players, administrators and spectators / John Connolly [and] Paddy Dolan
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020


Description 1 online resource (xv, 213 pages) : color illustrations
Series Palgrave studies on Norbert Elias
Contents Introduction : Gaelic Games in society -- Gaelic Games and player violence -- Spectators, emotions and the individualisation of violence -- The sociogensis and development of the GAA : centralising and decentralising tensions -- The amateur-professional tension balance -- The amplifying of professionalism and amateurism, and the emergence of 'player power' -- Integrating Irish youth, national identification and diminishing displays of superiority -- Cultural hybridisation as an essentialising strategy : the development of a new sport-International Rules Football -- Conclusion : some thoughts on contemporary developments
Summary This book addresses several of the questions and themes covered in our previous publications on Gaelic games and the GAA, bringing them together 'under one roof' so to speak. However, the book goes well beyond our previous work, linking and extending the range of questions and topics. Consequently, new research angles have been integrated, while previous syntheses have been expanded. It concludes many years of collaboration on Gaelic games and the GAA. It is important to stress too that this book is not about making value judgments or normative pronouncements on the direction of the GAA; we have eschewed that territory. Our aim was to explain how and why specific developments occurred. Whether these are deemed 'positive' or 'negative' is not the concern of this book; our task was to explain how and why they have come about
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202), and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gaelic Athletic Association.
Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic games -- Ireland -- History
Gaelic games -- Social aspects -- Ireland
Gaelic games
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Dolan, Paddy, author.
ISBN 9783030316990
Other Titles Civilising processes, players, administrators and spectators