Sport, Physical Education, and Islam: Muslim Independent Schooling and the Social Construction of Masculinities

Farooq, Samaya and Parker, Andrew (2009) Sport, Physical Education, and Islam: Muslim Independent Schooling and the Social Construction of Masculinities. Sociology of Sport Journal, 26 (2). pp. 277-295.

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Abstract

This qualitative study of a British Islamic independent school explores the construction of religious masculinities within the lives of a cohort of Muslim adolescent males. An ethnographic analysis is presented whereby boys’ physical education is located as a strategic site for the development of Muslim masculine identities. Adopting a symbolic interactionist perspective, the article discusses the representation of pupil masculinities within the school and the specific role that Islam, sport, and physical education played in respondent lives. Findings highlight how religion provided a central mechanism through which pupils sought to construct and negotiate their masculine selves. In turn, physical education served as an avenue through which respondents could embrace and embody their sense of self and express a series of broader religious ideals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: REF2014 Submission.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport & Exercise > Coaching, Physical Education and Development
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 14:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1310

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