Tag Archives: Rugby World Cup

Creating a National Identity in the Scrum

Studying rugby this quarter has focused my attention on the international dynamics that influence the sport. Here in America, rugby is largely an afterthought among the flurry of niche sports in this nation. There are few, if any, televised matches … Continue reading

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Rugby and the Facade of Racial Harmony

My previous research on rugby opened my eyes to the relationship that rugby has to race relations and the building of a masculine national identity. This relationship is most clear and documented in South Africa and New Zealand, two rugby … Continue reading

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