publication . Article . 2010

Ethnographies of the imagined, the imaginary and the critically real: blackness, whiteness, the north of England and rugby league

Karl Spracklen; Stan Timmins; Jonathan Long;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Rugby league is part of the white, working-class (male) culture of the north of England, and is a sport that is used by its supporters to (re)produce both an imagined community of nostalgic northernness and an imaginary community of locally situated hegemonically masculine belonging. The invented traditions of its origins link the game to a white, working-class twentieth-century culture of mills, pits, terraced houses and pubs; a culture increasingly marginalised, reshaped and challenged in this century. In this paper we use two medium-term, ethnographic research projects on rugby league (one from Spracklen; the other an on-going project by Timmins) to explore n...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development, Anthropology, Gender studies, The Imaginary, Ethnography, Sociology, League, Sociology of sport, Ethnic group, Critical ethnography, Social psychology, Situated, Social science
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Spracklen, K., Long, J. & Timmins, S. (2009) Remembering, Telling and Reconstructing: Oral Histories of the Northern Working-class at Leisure in Rugby League. In H. Pussard and B. Snape (Eds.), Recording Leisure Lives (pp. 113- 128). Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association. [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Article . 2010

Ethnographies of the imagined, the imaginary and the critically real: blackness, whiteness, the north of England and rugby league

Karl Spracklen; Stan Timmins; Jonathan Long;