Soccer, Servitude and Sub-cultural Identity: Football Traineeship and Masculine Construction

Parker, Andrew (2001) Soccer, Servitude and Sub-cultural Identity: Football Traineeship and Masculine Construction. Soccer and Society, 2 (1). pp. 59-80. ISSN 1466-0970

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
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
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2346

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