Established-outsider relations between males and females in male-associated sports in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67772
Title:
Established-outsider relations between males and females in male-associated sports in Ireland
Authors:
Liston, Katie
Abstract:
This paper introduces readers to the field of male-associated sports in the Republic of Ireland with specific reference to power relations between the sexes. It situates a present-day social phenomenon, i.e. Irish females’ increasing involvement in traditional male-associated sports such as Gaelic football, rugby and soccer, within the context of social processes in which more or less independent groups have become more interdependent. Qualitative data from twelve in-depth interviews with high performance female athletes are situated within a sociological analysis of the emergence and development of these sports for women. These are used to support the argument that the relatively slight shift in the balance of power in favour of females has led to feelings of emancipation amongst females and resistance amongst males, though this resistance is gradually becoming weaker. Elias’ theory of “established-outsider” relations is used to suggest that females who participate in these sports can be described as an ‘outsider’ group, one that has lacked the organizational resources and networks of mutual assistance needed to shift significantly the uneven balance of power between the sexes. Moreover, typical of outsiders in their relations with the ‘established’, dominant stereotypical views of females remain embedded in the personality structures of ‘outsiders’.
Affiliation:
University College Chester
Citation:
European Journal for Sport and Society, 2(1), 2005, pp. 25-35
Publisher:
The European Association for Sociology of Sport
Journal:
European Journal for Sport and Society
Publication Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67772
Additional Links:
http://www.ejss.de/index.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1613-8171
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorListon, Katie-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-11T13:30:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-11T13:30:07Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal for Sport and Society, 2(1), 2005, pp. 25-35en
dc.identifier.issn1613-8171-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/67772-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces readers to the field of male-associated sports in the Republic of Ireland with specific reference to power relations between the sexes. It situates a present-day social phenomenon, i.e. Irish females’ increasing involvement in traditional male-associated sports such as Gaelic football, rugby and soccer, within the context of social processes in which more or less independent groups have become more interdependent. Qualitative data from twelve in-depth interviews with high performance female athletes are situated within a sociological analysis of the emergence and development of these sports for women. These are used to support the argument that the relatively slight shift in the balance of power in favour of females has led to feelings of emancipation amongst females and resistance amongst males, though this resistance is gradually becoming weaker. Elias’ theory of “established-outsider” relations is used to suggest that females who participate in these sports can be described as an ‘outsider’ group, one that has lacked the organizational resources and networks of mutual assistance needed to shift significantly the uneven balance of power between the sexes. Moreover, typical of outsiders in their relations with the ‘established’, dominant stereotypical views of females remain embedded in the personality structures of ‘outsiders’.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe European Association for Sociology of Sporten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ejss.de/index.htmlen
dc.subjectsporten
dc.subjectpower relationsen
dc.subjectmalesen
dc.subjectfemalesen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.titleEstablished-outsider relations between males and females in male-associated sports in Irelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal for Sport and Societyen
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