Sport and globalization: transnational dimensions

Richard Charles Giulianotti, Roland Robertson

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

66 Citations (Scopus)


The aims of this special issue are to both raise the social scientific status of sport and to advance understanding of transnational processes through the role of sport in global change. The Introduction argues that sport, like globalization, can be understood in transdisciplinary terms, and the papers included contributions informed by sociology, anthropology, political sciences and history. As well as placing the issue in the context Of recent studies of sport and globalization, the Introduction outlines the seven papers. Placed together they move from analyses of broader globalizing and multi-sport issues towards consideration of how transnational processes impact upon individual sports - with examples from cricket, baseball and association football - ending with regional and national dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalGlobal Networks
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


  • globalization
  • transnationalism
  • post-westernization
  • North-America
  • football
  • glocalization
  • migration


Dive into the research topics of 'Sport and globalization: transnational dimensions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this