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

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Carniel, Jessica. 2010. "Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer." Hallinan, Christopher J. and Hughson, John E. (ed.) The containment of soccer in Australia: fencing off the world game. London, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 73-83
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Sheilas, wogs and metrosexuals: masculinity, ethnicity and Australian soccer

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
Book TitleThe containment of soccer in Australia: fencing off the world game
Authors
AuthorCarniel, Jessica
EditorsHallinan, Christopher J. and Hughson, John E.
Page Range73-83
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages11
Year2010
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISBN9780415575621
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.

Keywordsmasculinity; ethnicity; race; soccer; sport; football; multiculturalism
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440599. Gender studies not elsewhere classified
470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
470107. Media studies
470210. Globalisation and culture
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Melbourne
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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