- Omar Bihmidine
30th January 2013
Another contested site of national identity occurs among immigrants, who often maintain some level of ties to the country of origin while adopting the citizenship and to some degree the national identity of the host country. For many immigrants, soccer fandom is one locale where the country of origin matters more than the host country; perhaps because it is cultural rather than political nationalism, it can be maintained even when the immigrant has been politically assimilated through citizenship.
- Miriam Schacht, Imagined Communities on the Pitch: Nationalism, Soccer, and the Question of Gender