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Monthly Archives: March 2009

May the Best Man Win

Review by: Dr. Shane McCorristine, University College, Dublin Patrick F. McDevitt, May the Best Man Win: Sport, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Sport takes place in a discursive playing field where notions of identity, gender, and nationalism are invented, disseminated, and challenged. In May the Best […]

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March-April 2009: David Cannadine

David Cannadine Whitney J. Oates Senior Research Scholar, the Council of the Humanities. Lecturer in History, Princeton University 1. Where, when, and why did you become interested in British history? I suppose I was interested British history from an early age because I grew up in West Midlands in the 1950s. From one perspective, Birmingham […]

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