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Failure, guilt, confession, redemption? Revisiting unpublished research through a psychosocial lens (Pre-published version)
(The Association for Psychological Studies, 2017)
This article offers some critical reflections on a case of failure to bring a qualitative research project to completion and publication earlier in the author’s career. Possible explanations are considered in light of ...
Tales from the Fifth Green Field: The Psychodynamics of Migration, Masculinity and National Identity amongst Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters in England
(Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, 2007)
Based on qualitative research on Irish soccer supporters in England in the 1990s it is argued that these supporters’ substantial devotions of time, emotion, imagination and money were psychic investments through which ...
From Barrytown to Ballymun: The Problematics of Space, Class and Gender in Roddy Doyle’s Family (1994).(Pre-Published Version)
(Manchester University Press, 2007)
Football’s 'coming out' : Soccer and homophobia in England’s tabloid press .
(Media International Australia, 2011)
This article examines the current contradictory discourses on homosexuality and soccer within the British (specifically English) newspaper media. While support ostensibly is given in the press to the eradication of homophobia ...
From the 'Other' Island to the One with 'No West Side':
(Irish Studies Review, 2007)
Migration, Masculinity and the Fugitive State of Mind in the Irish Emigrant Footballer Autobiography: the Case of Paul McGrath
(Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses, 2010)
The ‘confessional’ autobiography has become a popular variant of professional football autobiography in Britain. Co-written ‘autobiographies’ by prominent former emigrant Irish or Irish descended international footballers ...
Antihero as National Icon? The Contrariness of Roy Keane as Fantasy Embodiment of the ‘New Ireland’.
(Peter Lang Ltd,International Academic Publishers., 2010)
Diego Maradona and the psychodynamics of football fandom in international cinema (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014)
Taking a psychoanalytic approach, the article examines and compares how three films explore the psychodynamic processes of fan investment in Argentine former football star Diego Maradona. These films illustrate how his ...