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What young people’s sport and leisure can tell us about the changing face of Ireland

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 6 – 7pm

What young people’s sport and leisure can tell us about the changing face of Ireland

A lecture by Dr Max Mauro (Southampton Solent University) organised by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

Sport is a setting in which children and teenagers can experiment with culture and sense of belonging, challenging their own social, ethnic and racial standing. Drawing on a long-term ethnographic study conducted in Dublin 15 with two youth football/soccer teams, this talk will highlight the importance of sport and leisure in the negotiation of belonging of migrant youth. One of the aims of this research – which has led to the publication of the book Youth Sport, Migration and Culture. Two football teams and the changing face of Ireland (Routledge, 2019) – was to engage with the social changes in Irish society through the eyes of children of immigrants. Dublin 15 is the fastest growing urban area in the country and one of its most ethnically diverse areas. It therefore provides a particularly fertile setting to investigate what it means to grow up in contemporary Ireland.

Please register for this event here.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact Name: Dr Rachel Hoare and Dr David Landy

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