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Keeping Them Under Pressure: Masculinity, Narratives of National Regeneration and the Republic of Ireland Soccer Team
Since 1988 the Republic of Ireland soccer team has been cast, in Irish media, as both symbol and material example of social, economic and cultural regeneration in Ireland. This paper argues that such claims are narrative ...
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 ...