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dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Ian Clifforden_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Allanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.editorJohn Evansen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:09:37Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:09:37Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-16T05:17:16Z
dc.identifier.issn13573322en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13573320309250en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5887
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that teenage males draw variously on signifying contexts in football to construct their understandings of who they 'are'. As such, football is a widely revered human activity that is strongly implicated in the construction of masculine identity. By examining how football has evolved as a site of controlled masculinity, and how involvement in football is imbued with a dominant set of meanings about what constitutes a 'normal' male, this article will indicate how identity formation for young males is a precarious process. Furthermore, by drawing predominantly on the research of Burgess [(1992) TGs, dags and normals: the construction of masculinity in a ruling-class school (unpublished honours thesis, Griffith University, Brisbane); (1998) Struggle and performance: the construction and identity for teenage males (unpublished PhD thesis, Griffith University, Gold Coast)], in an Australian school setting, it will illustrate that for teenage males there is a seductive resonance in the narrative that violence and toughness in football is indicative of a natural predisposition in 'real' males. Contrary to popular belief though, performances of toughness and violence in sport are not evidence of a preexisting masculine condition but are the constituents of a reiterative process that equates sporting prowess with a particular typology of self. Consequently, involvement in sport is not a guarantee of an oppressive presentation of self, but sport's signifying logic makes such a presentation of self a realisable and accessible option.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCarfax Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13573322.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom199en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto212en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition2003en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport Education and Society Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370199en_US
dc.titleFootball culture in an Australian school setting: The construction of masculine identity.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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