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British fair play: sport across diasporas at the BBC World Service

Woodward, Kath; Goldblatt, David and Wyllie, James (2011). British fair play: sport across diasporas at the BBC World Service. In: McGlynn, Catherine; Mycock, Andrew and McCauley, James W. eds. Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View From Abroad. British Identities Since 1707 (2). Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 171–190.

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Abstract

This chapter uses archive material to explore the role of sports broadcasting on the BBC World Service in the twentieth century.Whereas the service's early audiences were expatriate British listeners, the BBC WS recruited different diasporic audiences later into the twentieth century.This chapter looks at specific sports and at the accommodations of the tensions between the WS's links with both Empire and with discourses of impartiaility, which have led to both endurances in the postcolonialist aspects of sport as well as new opportunities for reconfigurations of diaspora.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Peter Lang Publishing Group
ISBN: 3-0343-0226-6, 978-3-0343-0226-5
Keywords: diaspora; Britishness; sport; impartiality; empire; post colonialism; transformations
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 29331
Depositing User: Kath Woodward
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 03:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29331
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