Parker, Andrew (2001) Soccer, Servitude and Sub-cultural Identity: Football Traineeship and Masculine Construction. Soccer and Society, 2 (1). pp. 59-80. ISSN 1466-0970Full text not available from this repository.
This case study analysis of Youth Traineeship within English Professional Football attempts to uncover the fundamental features of masculine construction within the lives of a specific cohort of male trainees aged 16-19. Locating the lifestyle behaviours of these individuals as the focal point of discussion, ethnographic evidence is presented via which professional football is identified as a key site for the demonstration and reinforcement of traditional working-class masculine values. Outlining the existence of a range of trainee masculinities, the article concludes that individual identities were shaped and constructed in accordance with a series of 'official' and 'unofficial' institutional norms, values and assumptions, many of which proffered contradictory messages.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (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:||16 Jun 2015 10:56|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2016 17:00|