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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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...