Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer

Carniel, Jessica (2009) Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer. Soccer and Society, 10 (1). pp. 73-83. ISSN 1466-0970

Abstract

This study utilizes metrosexuality and soccer as two important and interconnected texts to illuminate how new forms of consumption have altered understandings of ethnicity and masculinity. It argues that soccer's recent rise in popularity in Australia and the rise of the metrosexual are both related to new forms of postmodern consumerism that are significantly influenced by the shift from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism. This argument is applied to the Australian context in order to explore the complex processes of the de-ethnicization of soccer in the 1990s and its lingering effects as Australia moves to become recognized as a major player on the world scene, both on and off the pitch.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity; ethnicity; race; cultural studies; Australian studies; sport; soccer; football; multiculturalism
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/14660970802472676
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24513

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