“Football in Corsica: From the pride of being French to the desire not to be?”, In : VACZI Mariann & BAIRNER Alan (éds.) Sport and Secessionism, Routledge,1st edition, October 30, 2020.

L'ouvrage collectif auquel a participé Didier Rey, Professeur des Universités UCPP, membre de l'UMR LISA vient d'être publié sous le titre "Sport and secessionism". Son texte constitue le chapitre 7 et porte le titre suivant : "Football in Corsica: From the pride of being French to the desire not to be?" Book Description : Sport and Secessionism examines how sporting cultures reflect, inform and sometimes frustrate secessionist movements around the world. Investigating a wide range of cases, the book explores key themes including nationalism, nation building, state-region antagonisms, independence movements, identity and ethnic politics, sovereignty and autonomy processes, all through the lens of sport. Sports are uniquely positioned to shed light on secessionist politics due to their pervasiveness in society, and their ability to absorb, reflect and produce political projections. The book presents analyses of a wide range of geographical, cultural and political contexts in which sports are deployed to pursue regional independence, or greater sovereignty and autonomy, and explores the dual processes of sub-national identity construction and state sovereignty deconstruction. The book includes fourteen cases from such diverse parts of the world as Ireland, Taiwan, Turkey, Catalonia, Biafra, Canada and the UK, among others. Offering a unique perspective on an important geopolitical issue, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, political science, political geography, nationalism studies or international history.