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Sport, Gender and Masculinity in an evolving Northern Ireland

Hassan, David (2011) Sport, Gender and Masculinity in an evolving Northern Ireland. In: Ireland Masculinity and Popular Culture 1990-2010, Huston School of Film and Digital Media. NUIG. 24 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

As part of a specific focus upon masculinity during this chapter, there exists a wider analysis concerning the relationship between sport, gender and identity in Northern Ireland that requires detailed, indeed initial, consideration for the reader. This is because during a period of intense inter-ethnic violence, as was the case in Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1994 and sporadically out with these years, men and women performed, for the most part, quite different socio-political roles, amid a wider struggle over that country’s contested sovereignty waged between Britain and those who would prefer to see a united, sovereign and independent Ireland. Nowadays, in a post-conflict setting, the fall-out from these behavioural patterns has proved significant, meaning that an examination of men and the activities of males require contextualising against the practices of women, female roles and responsibilities.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Ireland, sport, Masculinity
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:24534
Deposited By: Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:17 Jan 2013 12:03
Last Modified:17 Jan 2013 12:03

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