Sport, physical education, and Islam: Muslim independent schooling and the social construction of masculinities
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AbstractThis qualitative study of it British Islamic independent school explores the construction of religious masculinities within the lives of a cohort Of Muslim adolescent males. An ethnographic analysis is presented whereby boys' physical education is located as it strategic site for the development Of Muslim masculine identities. Adopting a symbolic interactionist perspective, the article discusses the representation of pupil masculinities within the school and the specific role that Islam, sport, and physical education played in respondent lives. Findings highlight how religion provided it central mechanism through which pupils sought to construct and negotiate their masculine selves. In turn, physical education served as an avenue through which respondents could embrace and embody their sense of self and express it series of broader religious ideals.
Farooq, Samaya and Parker, Andrew. (2009) Sport, physical education, and Islam: Muslim independent schooling and the social construction of masculinities. Sociology of Sport Journal, Vol.26 (No.2). pp. 277-295. ISSN 0741-1235