Sport, Gender and Masculinity in an evolving Northern Ireland

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As part of a specific focus upon masculinity during this chapter, there exists a wider analysis concerning the relationship between sport, gender and identity in Northern Ireland that requires detailed, indeed initial, consideration for the reader. This is because during a period of intense inter-ethnic violence, as was the case in Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1994 and sporadically out with these years, men and women performed, for the most part, quite different socio-political roles, amid a wider struggle over that country’s contested sovereignty waged between Britain and those who would prefer to see a united, sovereign and independent Ireland. Nowadays, in a post-conflict setting, the fall-out from these behavioural patterns has proved significant, meaning that an examination of men and the activities of males require contextualising against the practices of women, female roles and responsibilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherNational University of Ireland
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 25 Sept 2011
EventIreland Masculinity and Popular Culture 1990-2010 - Huston School of Film and Digital Media
Duration: 25 Sept 2011 → …


ConferenceIreland Masculinity and Popular Culture 1990-2010
Period25/09/11 → …


  • Ireland
  • sport
  • Masculinity


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