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Racial folklore, black masculinities and the reproduction of dominant racial ideologies: The case of Israel Folau.

Parry, K. D., Cleland, J. and Kavanagh, E. J., 2019. Racial folklore, black masculinities and the reproduction of dominant racial ideologies: The case of Israel Folau. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1177/1012690219860355

Abstract

This article examines the continued presence of racial folklore and the reproduction of dominant racial ideologies as presented by the media and fan interactions. The case of Israel (Izzy) Folau’s time at the Greater Western Sydney Giants Australian football club is presented, utilising an analysis of the club’s email communications, media coverage, and discussions by sports fans on online message boards. The analysis identifies the significance of the player’s racialised body in constructions of masculinity and the extent to which it plays a role in the acceptance (or not) of an athlete. The article concludes that narratives that are constructed around athletes are fluid and often change over time or in response to sporting performances or other external influences such as a change of team.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1012-6902
Uncontrolled Keywords:Australian football ; ethnicity ; sport ; race ; masculinity
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:32434
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Jun 2019 09:40
Last Modified:09 Oct 2019 12:53

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