‘Does your boyfriend know you’re here?’ The spatiality of homophobia in men’s football culture in the UK

  title={‘Does your boyfriend know you’re here?’ The spatiality of homophobia in men’s football culture in the UK},
  author={J. Caudwell},
  journal={Leisure Studies},
  pages={123 - 138}
  • J. Caudwell
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Leisure Studies
  • In this paper, I focus on football culture in the UK and the presence of homophobia in the men’s professional game. In particular, I explore how football fans, through sound and visual display, produce homophobia within the spaces of the stadia. In this way, I offer a contribution to existing debate surrounding the spatiality of sexuality and the social and political significance of sporting spaces. I demonstrate the normalisation of homophobic chanting and homophobic gesticulation, and suggest… CONTINUE READING
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