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  • From pig's bladders to Ferraris: media discourses of masculinity and morality in obituaries of Stanley Matthews.

    Author(s) : Whannel, G.

    Author Affiliation : Centre for International Media Analysis, University of Luton, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK.

    Editors : Bernstein, A.Blain, N.

    Book chapter : Sport, media, culture: global and local dimensions 2003 pp.73-94 ref.55

    Abstract : This essay examines media narratives about the life of British footballer Stanley Matthews. Notable in these narratives is the contrast between the masculine world of work and the feminine domain of domesticity. The narrating of Matthews' life also takes on the character of a moral homily, illustrating the rewards that hard work, discipline and thrift can bring. The final part of the essay looks at the absence of the Matthews story that do not fit the image of respectability and rectitude, such as his divorce and his problems with football management.

    ISBN : 0714682616

    Record Number : 20033130708

    Publisher : Frank Cass Publishers

    Location of publication : London

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Identifier(s) : Britain, english football, news media, United Kingdom

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