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

Parker, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0001-6842-3067 (2001) Soccer, Servitude and Sub-cultural Identity: Football Traineeship and Masculine Construction. Soccer and Society, 2 (1). pp. 59-80. doi:10.1080/714004830

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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 Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:11

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