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Return to rugby land : expatriate reflections on the rugby world cup 2011, sport, society and new zealand / David Scott.

By: Scott, David (New Zealand author).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Colombo, Sri Lanka : Bay Owl Press, 2019Description: 269 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9551723449; 9789551723446.Subject(s): All Blacks (Rugby team) | World Cup (Rugby football) 2011 : New Zealand) | Rugby Union football -- New ZealandDDC classification: 796.33365 Summary: After living overseas for forty years an expatriate returns to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup to report on matches and travel around the islands. But Return to Rugby Land is about more than the games and the scenery. Sport's place in society, especially New Zealand society, is explored. The myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation are examined. Comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, are questioned. 'Return to Rugby Land' is a personal account that offers a broad understanding of New Zealand, and the game that is at its heart, historically and now. Sometimes challenging and provocative, the writing is also insightful and heartfelt. A thinking sports' follower's book.
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After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of rugby.

After living overseas for forty years an expatriate returns to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup to report on matches and travel around the islands. But Return to Rugby Land is about more than the games and the scenery. Sport's place in society, especially New Zealand society, is explored. The myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation are examined. Comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, are questioned. 'Return to Rugby Land' is a personal account that offers a broad understanding of New Zealand, and the game that is at its heart, historically and now. Sometimes challenging and provocative, the writing is also insightful and heartfelt. A thinking sports' follower's book.