Why are professional sportsmen still reluctant to come out as gay? Continue Reading
Dr Jamie Cleland is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Management at the University of South Australia. He gained his PhD from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 2008 and has held academic positions at Liverpool Hope University, Staffordshire University and Loughborough University. Dr Cleland has authored and co-authored six books: The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); Online Research Methods in Sport Studies (Routledge, 2019); Screen Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); Collective Action and Football Fandom: A Relational Sociological Approach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); A Sociology of Football in a Global Context (Routledge, 2015); and Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Alongside these books, he has also published over 40 articles and chapters on contemporary social issues in sport and society, focusing on topics such as terrorism/security, communication, sexuality/homophobia, violence, race and active supporter mobilisations.
There is a deep resentment of trans people, not just trans athletes, shared by a significant majority of people. Continue ReadingOctober 28, 2019