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The re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport


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McCormack, M. and Anderson, E., 2010. The re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 12 (8), pp. 913-927.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2010.511271

    Abstract

    In this study, we draw on findings from one year of participant observation and 12 in-depth interviews with men in a highly-ranked English university rugby team in order to nuance theoretical understandings concerning the re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in organised sport. We use ethnographic data to theorise the complex relationship between language, homosocial masculine relationships and organised sport. In examining the political, intentional and inadvertent effects of these men's discourses, we define and discuss the notion of gay discourse as a form of heteronormativity that is dissimilar to the traditional use of homophobic discourse. Highlighting that homosexually-themed discourse is best understood as a continuum, we stress the importance of context in interpreting the meaning and explicating the effects of this kind of discourse.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsMcCormack, M.and Anderson, E.
    DOI10.1080/13691058.2010.511271
    Uncontrolled Keywordshomophobia, gay, sport, masculinity, university students
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    Publisher StatementAnderson_CHS_2010__12_8_913.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in: McCormack, M., Anderson, E., 2010. The re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport. Culture Health & Sexuality, 12 (8), pp. 913-927 . Culture Health & Sexuality is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1369%2d1058&volume=12&issue=8&spage=913; Anderson_CHS_2010__12_8_913.docx: This is an electronic version of an article published in: McCormack, M., Anderson, E., 2010. The re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport. Culture Health & Sexuality, 12 (8), pp. 913-927 . Culture Health & Sexuality is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1369%2d1058&volume=12&issue=8&spage=913
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code21316

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