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From hegemonic to inclusive masculinities in English professional football: marking a cultural shift

Gaston, LE, Magrath, R and Anderson, E (2017) From hegemonic to inclusive masculinities in English professional football: marking a cultural shift. Jounral of Gender Studies, 27 (3). pp. 301-312. ISSN 0958-9236

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In this article, we conduct a generational study of measuring progress toward the inclusion of homosexuality in professional sport. We accomplish this by interviewing an openly gay football player, Anton Hysén, in the year 2017, using the precise same questions about the relationship between his homosexuality and sport that were asked of the first openly gay premier football player in 1992, Justin Fashanu. We thus measure difference in attitude according to the 25 years that have elapsed between the interviews. Our results emphasis two themes: First, the near-total acceptance of being gay within professional football today, compared to 25 years ago; and second, the social praise that is levied upon today’s openly gay sportsmen, compared to the social stigma placed upon Fashanu.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Jounral of Gender Studies on 30/10/2017, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09589236.2017.1394278
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Sciences; Social Issues; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Women's Studies; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Football; soccer; Hysen; Fashanu; gay athletes; media; ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL; UNITED-STATES; PRINT MEDIA; GAY; HOMOSEXUALITY; HOMOHYSTERIA; HOMOPHOBIA; REPRESENTATION; ATTITUDES; 1608 Sociology; Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV561 Sports
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 11:12
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 11:15
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1394278
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17113
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