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Journal Articles

Skey, M (2022) Sportswashing: media headline or analytic concept?, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, ISSN: 1012-6902. DOI: 10.1177/10126902221136086.

Skey, M (2022) Nationalism and media, Nationalities Papers, 50(5), pp.839-849, ISSN: 0090-5992. DOI: 10.1017/nps.2021.102.

Pocock, M and Skey, M (2022) “You feel a need to inspire and be active on these sites otherwise …. people won’t remember your name”: Elite female athletes and the need to maintain ‘appropriate distance’ in navigating online gendered space, New Media and Society, ISSN: 1461-4448. DOI: 10.1177/14614448211069343.

Skey, M and Waliaula, S (2021) A non-media-centric approach to mediatization: digital orientations in the lives of football fans, International Journal of Communication, 15, pp.2069-2085, ISSN: 1932-8036.

Skey, M (2021) W(h)ither Media Events? Building a Typology for Theorizing Exceptional Events that Break with the Norm in a Complex Media Landscape, Communication Theory, ISSN: 1050-3293. DOI: 10.1093/ct/qtaa034.

Jansen, J and Skey, M (2020) Who can represent the nation? Elite athletes, global mega events and the contested boundaries of national belonging, Sociology, 54(6), pp.1194-1211, ISSN: 0038-0385. DOI: 10.1177/0038038520931997.

Antonsich, M and Skey, M (2020) Introduction: The Spaces and Politics of Affective Nationalism, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38(4), pp.580-582, ISSN: 2399-6544. DOI: 10.1177/2399654420912445a.

Skey, M (2020) “It is their job to make sure that the long-term vision for the show … stays intact”: Using insights from the television format industry to rethink the concept of media events, Communications, 47(1), pp.32-49, ISSN: 0341-2059. DOI: 10.1515/commun-2019-0159.

Antonsich, M, Skey, M, Sumartojo, S, Merriman, P, Stephens, AC, Tolia-Kelly, D, Wilson, H, Anderson, B (2020) The spaces and politics of affective nationalism, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38(4), ISSN: 2399-6544. DOI: 10.1177/2399654420912445.

Skey, M (2020) Nationalism and media, Studies on National Movements.

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.

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, ISSN: 1354-5078. DOI: 10.1111/nana.12422.

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

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, 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, 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.

Skey, M (2015) Mindless markers of the nation’: The routine flagging of nationhood across the visual environment, Sociology, 51(2), pp.274-289, ISSN: 1469-8684. DOI: 10.1177/0038038515590754.

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, ISSN: 2049-5838. DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnv019.

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 ofBanal Nationalism, The Sociological Review, 57(2), pp.331-346, ISSN: 0038-0261. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.2009.01832.x.


Skey, M, Thurnell-Read, T, Heřmanová, M (ed) (2022) Introduction: Cultures of authenticity, Emerald Publishing Ltd, ISBN: 9781801179379. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-80117-936-220221001.

Skey, M and Antonsich, M (2017) Everyday nationhood: theorising culture, belonging and identity after Banal Nationalism, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN: 9781137570987.

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


Thompson, H and Skey, M (2021) #ThisMama: the professional athlete, pregnancy and motherhood – the case of Serena Williams. In Bowes, A and Culvin, A (ed) The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.141-156, ISBN: 9781800431973. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-80043-196-620211009.

Thompson-Radford, H and Skey, M (2021) #ThisMama: The Professional Athlete, Pregnancy and Motherhood - The Case of Serena Williams. In The Professionalisation of Women's Sport: Issues and Debates, pp.141-156, ISBN: 9781800431973. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-80043-196-620211009.

Skey, M (2018) The politics of belonging in the Indigenous North. In Valkonen, THESVJ (ed) Knowing from the Indigenous North, Routledge,ISBN: 9780415790734.

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.323-334, ISBN: 9781137570970. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-57098-7.

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 (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, ISBN: 9781317600008.

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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