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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 Revisiting unpublished research through a psychosocial lens (Pre-published version)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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Diaspora and Rootedness, Amateurism and Professionalism in Media Discourses of Irish Soccer and Rugby in the 1990s and 2000s
(Irish-American Cultural Institute, 2013)
This article explores the tensions between conceptualizations of the nation in terms of diaspora and rootedness, and between amateurism and professionalism, in Irish media discourses of Irish soccer and rugby in the 1990s ...
‘Don’t tell me I’m still on that feckin’ island’: migration, masculinity, British television and Irish popular culture in the work of Graham Linehan (Pre-published version)
The article examines how, through such means as interviews and DVD commentaries, television situation comedy writer Graham Linehan has discursively elaborated a distinctly migrant masculine identity as an Irish writer in ...
‘Smart, clued-in guys’: Irish rugby players as sporting celebrities in post-Celtic Tiger Irish media (Pre-published version)
Ireland’s ‘Celtic Tiger’ economic boom ended with the 2008 global financial crisis. There followed a series of severe ‘austerity’ budgets and public service pay deals involving cuts in public service provision and employment ...
Envy, jealousy, guilt and the construction of whiteness in contemporary Hollywood sport films
Taking a psychoanalytic approach the paper argues that envy of the supposedly natural ability of African American athletes and jealous resentment of their social and cultural status underpin such Hollywood sport themed ...
Envy, guilt, symbolic reparation and images of whiteness in contemporary Hollywood sport themed films
(FA [Free Associations], 2015)
Taking a primarily Kleinian psychoanalytic approach, the article first examines how the Rocky series of boxing films (1976-2006) illustrates the displacement of a problematic of downward economic mobility onto race in ...