“It’d Just Be Banter”: Sectarianism in a Northern Irish Rugby Club

  title={“It’d Just Be Banter”: Sectarianism in a Northern Irish Rugby Club},
  author={Thomas Kavanagh},
  journal={Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies},
  pages={485 - 495}
  • T. Kavanagh
  • Published 1 October 2020
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies
Nearly two decades after the Good Friday Agreement, sectarianism still functions to structure much of the Northern Irish society. While this is often considered in terms of high-profile cases of sectarian violence, most sectarian behavior occurs in everyday practices. This article explores how sectarianism is expressed and understood within the context of a Northern Irish rugby club. I conducted a season-long ethnography using participant observation, focus group discussions, and semistructured… 
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