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Pueri Sunt Pueri

Machismo, Chivalry, and the Aggressive Pastimes of the Medieval Male Youth

Sean McGlynn

serious training for the business of war. The place of the tournament—the apogee of such entertainments as a form of medieval war games within a violent sports spectacle—will play a central role in the overall analysis. “Boys will be boys” (the Latin

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Go West

The Westernization of Israeli Football in the Early Twenty-First Century

Shlomit Guy

After decades of participating in Asian tournaments, the Israeli national football team, along with local clubs, first entered European tournaments in the early 1990s. Around the same time, the interest of Israeli sports fans in European football

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“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

presence of outsiders to reinforce the value of its actions. A good example of this is in the clearly gendered space of the tournament, where women are key as witnesses to the action, but that action is exclusively male. In Bevis of Hampton , the hero wins

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Football and Society in Israel—a Story of Interdependence

Tamar Rapoport and Amir Ben Porat

, genders, classes, and ethnicities watch from the benches at local stadiums or through mass media. The same holds true every four years when the FIFA World Cup tournament (the Mundial) takes place, and every year during the European and other regional

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Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?

Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua

Dennis Rodgers

is associated with enormous risks is the prospect of future riches, not immediate returns. Levitt and Venkatesh (2000: 773 ) thus argue that “the most reasonable way to view the economic aspects of the decision to join the gang is as a tournament, i

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

tournaments at home, in a sports bar, or in a betting joint. Yet young people’s fascination with football goes beyond the spectacle provided on the pitch. In an age of global news media, West African youth are inundated with mediated representations of

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David Dee

greatest pride was reserved for the Manchester JLB's boxing team. After its instigation in 1920 as a national tournament for boxers from British cadet and military groups, the Prince of Wales’ Shield was won an ‘almost embarrassing’ number of times by teams

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Against the Run of Play

Masculine Fantasies and the Game of Football in the Gran Chaco

Agustin Diz

Guaraní settlements had begun the first match of a three-team tournament. This would be my footballing debut with the young men of the settlement I call Aguararenta, and I was worried that I might fail to meet their expectations. If I was nervous before

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Knut Rio

courts, again fenced in and closed off. In the three weeks of the French Open mega-event each spring, the entire southern part of Bois de Boulogne is closed off to allow the tournament to take place. Because of the terrorist threat after 2015, visitors

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Amir Ben Porat

coaches traveling abroad to observe and learn from their colleagues in the best clubs of Europe. Participation in UEFA tournaments has also had a positive effect on players, club management, and fans. Strategies and tactics on the field have evolved