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Handbook of Sport and Masculinity – Call for Chapters

Call for Chapters - from Football Collective members Handbook of Sport and Masculinity The past two decades have seen a significant transformation of Western masculinities. Much of the research on the relationship between sport and masculinity in the 20th century... Continue Reading →

The Sarajevo Derby: The Documentary

By Dr Joel Rookwood My latest documentary is based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on one of the most atmospheric football derbies in Europe, contested in one of the most absorbing cities on the continent. The Sarajevo Derby is a film... Continue Reading →

The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study – new book publication

By Stacey Pope Watching professional sport is important for women for so many reasons, but their expectations and experiences have been largely ignored in sociological work to date. Most studies focus exclusively on male football fans and are typically focused... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Fans

By Paul Kitchin Ulster University On the 16th of January the Culture, Media and Sports Committee published their 5th report in this sitting on the Accessibility of Sport Stadia.  In this post this report is briefly summarised and the implications... Continue Reading →

Building social inclusion through football: The case of Diversity City FC

Dr James Carr made the trip across the Irish Sea to present his research on: Building social inclusion through football: The case of Diversity City FC. The event was held at FC United’s Broadhurst Park on 30th November 2016.

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