Inclusive ideologies and passive performances: exploring masculinities and attitudes toward gay peers among boys in an elite youth football academy

Authors: Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29232/

Journal: Journal of Gender Studies

Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd.

ISSN: 0958-9236

DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1391073

Drawing on data generated from semi-structured, one-to-one interviews in 2012, this article focuses on the attitudinal disposition toward homosexuality of 12 English academy level football players aged 14-15. Results highlight the presence of progressive attitudes toward homosexuality even though some of the youth feel they lack the agency to contest homophobia when espoused in their schools. Using a blend of two dominating masculinities theories we use these interviews to highlight that boys in this setting are best understood as a complex imbrication of inclusivity yet socially-passive acceptance. We suggest that boys of this age are now primed for learning agency to contest the social marginalisation of others.

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Authors: Adams, A. and Kavanagh, E.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29232/

Journal: Journal of Gender Studies

Pages: 1-10

eISSN: 1465-3869

ISSN: 0958-9236

DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1391073

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Drawing on data generated from semi-structured, one-to-one interviews in 2012, this article focuses on the attitudinal disposition toward homosexuality of 12 English academy level football players aged 14–15. Results highlight the presence of progressive attitudes toward homosexuality even though some of the youth feel they lack the agency to contest homophobia when espoused in their schools. Using a blend of two dominating masculinities theories, we use these interviews to highlight that boys in this setting are best understood as a complex imbrication of inclusivity yet socially-passive acceptance. We suggest that boys of this age are now primed for learning agency to contest the social marginalization of others.

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