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Journal Articles

Skey, M, Stone, C, Jenzen, O, Mangan, A (2018) Mediatization & sport: A bottom-up perspective, Communication and Sport, 6(5), pp.588-604, ISSN: 2167-4795. DOI: 10.1177/2167479517734850.

Skey, M (2018) ‘There are times when I feel like a bit of an alien’: Middling migrants and the national order of things, Nations and Nationalism, 24(3), pp.606-623, ISSN: 1354-5078. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12422.

Skey, M (2018) 'If a citizen from the homeland runs quicker or jumps higher than foreigners, I feel pleasure. Why, I do not know': The possibilities and limitations of nationalism, Nations and Nationalism, 24(4), pp.857-861, ISSN: 1354-5078. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12456.

Antonsich, M and Skey, M (2017) Affective nationalism: issues of power, agency and method, Progress in Human Geography: an international review of geographical work in the social sciences and humanities, 41(6), pp.843-845, ISSN: 1477-0288. DOI: 10.1177/0309132516665279.

Kyriakidou, M, Skey, M, Uldam, J, McCurdy, P (2017) Media events and cosmopolitan fandom: 'Playful nationalism' in the Eurovision Song Contest, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(6), pp.603-618, ISSN: 1367-8779. DOI: 10.1177/1367877917720238.

Skey, M, Kyriakidou, M, McCurdy, P, Uldam, J (2016) Staging and engaging with media events: A study of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, International Journal of Communication, ISSN: 1932-8036.

Saey, S and Skey, M (2015) The politics of trans-national belonging: A study of the experiences of second-generation Egyptians during a period of socio-political change in Egypt, Migration Studies, 4(1), pp.59-75, ISSN: 2049-5838. DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv019.

Skey, M (2015) Mindless markers of the nation’: The routine flagging of nationhood across the visual environment, Sociology, pp.1-16, ISSN: 1469-8684. DOI: 10.1177/0038038515590754.

Skey, M (2014) 'What nationality he is doesn't matter a damn!' International football, mediated identities and conditional cosmopolitanism, National Identities, 17(3), pp.271-287, ISSN: 1460-8944. DOI: 10.1080/14608944.2014.934214.

Skey, M (2014) Television and the Moral Imaginary: Society Through the Small Screen, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, 29(4), pp.495-503, ISSN: 0267-3231. DOI: 10.1177/0267323114533050.

SKEY, M (2014) ‘How Do You Think I Feel? It's My Country’: Belonging, Entitlement and the Politics of Immigration, The Political Quarterly, 85(3), pp.326-332, ISSN: 0032-3179. DOI: 10.1111/1467-923x.12094.

Skey, M (2014) The Mediation of Nationhood: Communicating the World as a World of Nations, Communication Theory, 24(1), pp.1-20, ISSN: 1050-3293. DOI: 10.1111/comt.12028.

Skey, M (2013) What does it mean to be cosmopolitan? An examination of the varying meaningfulness and commensurability of everyday ‘cosmopolitan’ practices, Identities, 20(3), pp.235-252, ISSN: 1070-289X. DOI: 10.1080/1070289x.2013.799476.

Skey, M (2013) Why do nations matter? The struggle for belonging and security in an uncertain world, The British Journal of Sociology, 64(1), pp.81-98, ISSN: 0007-1315. DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12007.

Skey, M (2012) We Need to Talk about Cosmopolitanism: The Challenge of Studying Openness towards Other People, Cultural Sociology, 6(4), pp.471-487, ISSN: 1749-9755. DOI: 10.1177/1749975512445434.

Skey, M (2012) ‘Sod them, I'm English’: The changing status of the ‘majority’ English in post-devolution Britain, Ethnicities, 12(1), pp.106-125, ISSN: 1468-7968. DOI: 10.1177/1468796811419601.

Skey, M (2011) ‘Thank god, I'm back!’: (Re)defining the nation as a homely place in relation to journeys abroad, Journal of Cultural Geography, 28(2), pp.233-252, ISSN: 0887-3631. DOI: 10.1080/08873631.2011.583437.

SKEY, M (2010) ‘A sense of where you belong in the world’: national belonging, ontological security and the status of the ethnic majority in England, Nations and Nationalism, 16(4), pp.715-733, ISSN: 1354-5078. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2009.00428.x.

Skey, M (2009) The National in Everyday Life: A Critical Engagement with Michael Billig's Thesis of Banal Nationalism, The Sociological Review, 57(2), pp.331-346, ISSN: 0038-0261. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.2009.01832.x.


Skey, M and Antonsich, M (2017) Everyday nationhood: theorising culture, belonging and identity after Banal Nationalism, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 978-1-137-57098-7.

Skey, M (2011) Introduction: what's going on?, Palgrave Macmillan (© the author), ISBN: 9780230353893. DOI: 10.1057/9780230353893.


Skey, M (2018) The politics of belonging in the Indigenous North. In Knowing from the Indigenous North, Routledge, pp.1-15, ISBN: 9780415790734.

Antonsich, M and Skey, M (2017) The Persistence of Banal Nationalism. In Everyday Nationhood: Theorising Culture, Belonging & Identity After Banal Nationalism, Palgrave, pp.1-9.

Skey, M and Antonsich, M (2017) The present and future of nationalism. In Everyday Nationhood: Theorising Culture, Belonging & Identity After Banal Nationalism, © The Editor(s) and The Author(s). Published by Palgrave Macmillan, pp.0-0, ISBN: 9781137570970.

Skey, M (2014) Boundaries and belonging: dominant ethnicity and the place of the nation in a globalizing world. In Jackson, J and Molokotos-Liederman, L (ed) Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches, Routledge, 6, DOI: 10.4324/9781315746999.

Skey, M (2009) 'We wanna show 'em who we are': national events in England. In National Days Constructing and Mobilising National Identity, Palgrave Macmillan (© the author), pp.41-56, ISBN: 9780230251175.

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