This study examines the relationship between politics, sports and national identity in contemporary society, following a search path historiographical launched by the British school and only in recent years landed in Italy. Therefore, we initially approached the distinctive features of the Italian national identity and then those of any other national identities, trying to highlight the role of politics in these processes. We tried then to verify whether the phenomenon Sports has been a decisive factor in creating the Italian national identity through the deepening of two sports that have better represented the italian's costume: football and cycling. Finally, were analysed the many elements that characterize national cultures in the globalised context of the Olympic Games, through the critical review of existing literature.

POLITICA SPORT E IDENTITA' NAZIONALE

FORCELLESE, TITO;
2008

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between politics, sports and national identity in contemporary society, following a search path historiographical launched by the British school and only in recent years landed in Italy. Therefore, we initially approached the distinctive features of the Italian national identity and then those of any other national identities, trying to highlight the role of politics in these processes. We tried then to verify whether the phenomenon Sports has been a decisive factor in creating the Italian national identity through the deepening of two sports that have better represented the italian's costume: football and cycling. Finally, were analysed the many elements that characterize national cultures in the globalised context of the Olympic Games, through the critical review of existing literature.
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