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Last of the 'Real Geordies'? White masculinities and the subcultural response to deindustrialisation

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anoop NayakORCiD


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In this historical ethnography I investigate how a group of young white men are negotiating the transition to a postindustrial society. Their insular, subcultural practices are seen as complex, materially orchestrated responses to the 'new times' of the changing local-global economy. In the context of deindustrialisation I consider how a white, industrial masculinity could be recuperated in the field of consumption, notably through embodied rituals of football support, drinking, and going out. I conclude by arguing that geographers need to be more attentive to local nuances and regional identities in their theoretical analysis of economic restructuring and globalisation.

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Author(s): Nayak A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Year: 2003

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 7-25

Print publication date: 01/02/2003

ISSN (print): 0263-7758

ISSN (electronic): 1472-3433


DOI: 10.1068/d44j


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