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The work of professional football : a labour of love?

Author: Martin Roderick
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Work of Professional Football offers a sociological study of the working lives of 'ordinary' professional footballers. Based on extensive research, including in-depth interviews with players who have achieved varying degrees of professional success, it provides unprecedented insight into this 'closed' world, and a unique sociological exploration of a contemporary working culture.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Roderick
ISBN: 0415363721 9780415363723 041536373X 9780415363730 0203014952 9780203014950
OCLC Number: 61821776
Description: x, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Professional football in context --
Attitudes to work in professional football --
Uncertainty and football injuries --
Injuries, stigma and social identity --
Transferring and the transformation of self --
Transfer markets and informal grapevines --
Control and the process of transferring --
The fate of idealism in professional football.
Responsibility: Martin Roderick.
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Provides insights into the precarious career and ordinary working culture of professional footballers. This text explores themes such as: the culture of work in professional football; the changing  Read more...

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