Real footballers don`t eat quiche: old narratives in new times

Fitzclarence, Lindsay and Hickey, Christopher 2001, Real footballers don`t eat quiche: old narratives in new times, Men and masculinities, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 118-139.

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Title Real footballers don`t eat quiche: old narratives in new times
Author(s) Fitzclarence, Lindsay
Hickey, Christopher
Journal name Men and masculinities
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 118
End page 139
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1097-184X
Keyword(s) media image
narrative
global-local cultures
masculinity-making peers
responsibilities
Summary In this article, the authors examine the way that sport acts as a contradictory and complex medium for masculinity making. The analysis illustrates the way that many discourses now unite in a cybernetic mix that offers both new opportunities and presents complex challenges for educators, coaches, and administrators. The method used combines a number of strategies and narratives pitched at the local, national, and international levels. The analysis is grounded in the game of football, although it is argued that the issues raised translate to other settings. At the same time, the authors demonstrate that large-scale, macro level analyses miss an important force working within the dynamics of masculinity making and sport, namely, peer group power. The analysis concludes with insights from a junior coach who has consciously "worked" the peer group dynamics to foster a strong sense of personal and group responsibility.
Language eng
Field of Research 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008385

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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