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Playing on the global periphery: Social scientific explorations of rugby in the Pacific Islands

Molnar, G. and Kanemasu, Yoko (2014) Playing on the global periphery: Social scientific explorations of rugby in the Pacific Islands. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 3 (3). pp. 175-185. ISSN 2164-0599

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    Abstract

    In this prologue, we will briefly revisit some of the main research findings that have emerged from our collaborative work on Fiji rugby, as well as reflecting on some of the recommendations derived from our empirical investigation. We discuss issues in relation to national identity and migrations, post-rugby career-related retirement issues and alternative emerging cultural practices that challenge the dominant discourse around Fiji rugby. We then turn our attention to the content of this special issue and briefly introduce the articles included, with the main recommendation that there is a growing need to explore absent and emerging voices and cultural practices in regard to sport-related migration in, from and to the Pacific Islands.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: This is the prologue of a special issue on Pacific rugby, a project arising from the USP's FIJI RUGBY CENTENARY CONFERENCE:Reflections on the Past, Present and Future held in July 2013.
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Yoko Kanemasu
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 10:19
    Last Modified: 11 May 2016 15:33
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7953
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