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

Carniel, Jessica (2010) Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer. In: The containment of soccer in Australia: fencing off the world game. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom, pp. 73-83. ISBN 978-0-415-57562-1

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: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: This is a book re-print of the special issue of Soccer and Society in which this article first appeared. (Carniel, Jessica (2009) Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer. Soccer and Society, 10 (1). pp. 73-83. ISSN 1466-0970) That record is at http://eprints.usq.edu.au/24513/
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 01:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014 01:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: masculinity; ethnicity; race; soccer; sport; 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
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24514

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