A special investigation into discrimination and prejudicial issues in English grassroots football

Hoare, Callum (2016) A special investigation into discrimination and prejudicial issues in English grassroots football. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Football has the power to bring people together, whether it’s fans or players, it should be a game of inclusion. In the 21st century it would be expected that the days of discrimination and prejudicial issues would be a thing of a past, but unfortunately it has been found that these views still plague the game from the lowest league through to the most professional of teams.
    Whether it involves race, sexuality, disability or gender there is still a lot more that needs to be done to create equality in the game. This special investigation will look to unveil some of the issues faced by these minorities at a grassroots level.
    The essay will attempt to answer whether journalists have a role in combatting these forms of discrimination in sport, with a particular focus on English football, or whether their sole job is just to report these issues.
    This investigation will look into the changing role that journalists face in the industry and whether media publications themselves are responsible for changing and shaping public opinion on subjects such as discrimination. It also looks into how digital media and social media is changing the way in which this is done. The essay concluded that journalists could do a lot more to help.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 13:30
    Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 13:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21638

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