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Wales: Culture and identity: Track 1

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Wales is a vibrant nation with its own language, musical heritage and strong cultural identity. Central to this identity and a source of national pride, is rugby, which is deeply embedded in the national consciousness and explored in ‘Rugby and welsh identity’. Away from the sports pitch, this collection also looks at place and belonging, gender and race, nationalism and language, class, work, and political and cultural representation in Wales. This material forms part of The Open University course D172 Contemporary Wales.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 1 hour 15 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 29th March 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sociology
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Track 1: Rugby and Welsh identity

Gareth Williams, professor of history at the University of Glamorgan, discusses issues in Welsh life, paying particular attention to rugby.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Rugby and Welsh identity    Gareth Williams, professor of history at the University of Glamorgan, discusses issues in Welsh life, paying particular attention to rugby. Play now Rugby and Welsh identity
2 Place and belonging in Wales    Graham Day connects place, with the notion of difference in contemporary Wales. Play now Place and belonging in Wales
3 Work and difference in Wales    Dave Adamson looks at occupations in Wales. Play now Work and difference in Wales
4 Gender and race in Welsh society    Sandra Betts and Neil Evans discuss the issues of gender and race in Welsh society. Play now Gender and race in Welsh society
5 The issue of class in Wales    How class relates to the notion of difference in contemporary Wales. Play now The issue of class in Wales
6 Nationalism and Welsh language    Charlotte Davies draws connections between Nationalism and the Welsh language Play now Nationalism and Welsh language
7 Labour traditions    Andrew Edwards describes how his work on Labour Traditions links with ideas of connections in Wales. Play now Labour traditions
8 Political representation    Anwen Elias discusses the circuit of knowledge and its usefulness to social scientists. Play now Political representation