A south in the north: emplacing the south in the American national myth
Abstract:As part of a larger project concerning the men's World Cup of soccer in American culture, I examine media coverage of a single player on the US national team: Georgia – born forward Clint Mathis. Texts constructed this player's persona through a discussion of his unique style and southern identity. I analyze the construction of American national and southern regional identity within this coverage underscoring how the formation took place on both an internal (national) and external (global) scale.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of North Carolina–Wilmington, Sociology & Criminology, Social and Behavioral Science,
Publication date: 2011-09-01