Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Celtic Football Club, Irish Ethnicity, and Scottish Society
Author(s): Bradley, Joseph
Contact Email:
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Date Deposited: 24-Mar-2014
Citation: Bradley J (2008) Celtic Football Club, Irish Ethnicity, and Scottish Society. New Hibernia Review, 12 (1), pp. 96-110.
Abstract: First paragraph: John Hoberman observes in Sport and Ideology (1984) that "sport has no intrinsic value structure, but it is a ready and flexible vehicle through which ideological associations can be reinforced," and Eric Hobsbawm asserts that "the identity of a nation of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people." Implicit in these comments is the belief that sport has the capacity to embody and express identity and community-in its national, cultural, ethnic, religious, social, political, and even economic dimensions-in a way that few other social manifestations can match. Celtic Football Club in Scotland, a professional soccer team based in Glasgow, offers a vivid case study of these observations and assertions, including aspects of the nature of community and supporter associations involved in Scottish football. For countless supporters, Celtic is far more than "merely" a football club.
DOI Link: 10.1353/nhr.2008.0028
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in New Hibernia Review, Spring 2008, Volume 12, Number 1, pp.96-110 by Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas. The original article is available at:

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
NewHiberniaReview 2008.pdfFulltext - Published Version268.15 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.