British Football & Social Exclusion
This book takes stock of British football at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is written by a range of concerned academics and writers, all of whom have an active relationship with the contemporary football world. The book assesses the changes that have occurred in many areas of football culture and the political and academic debates that have accompanied these changes.
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1 Fat city? British football and the politics of social exclusion at the turn of the twentyfirst century
the football crowd class and social exclusion
can football clubs and their communities coexist?
4 A day out with the old boys
markets masculinity and mental distress in the English football press
6 Still a mans game? Women footballers personal experience and tabloid myth
womens experiences of gender and sexuality in football
8 Talking to me? Televised football and masculine style
identifying institutional racism in professional football
the case of Celtic FC
11 Football for children or children for football? A contemporary boys league and the politics of childhood
12 Pick the best forget the rest? Training field dilemmas and childrens football at the turn of the century