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Below you can find a selection of the various publications of LMCFR staff. If you require further information about a specific publication, please get in touch.

Bullingham, R. and Magrath, R. (2014). Changing the game: Sport, and a cultural shift away from homohysteria. In Anderson, E. and Hargreaves, J. (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexualities, pp. 275-282.

Clayton, B. & Harris, J. (2008). ‘Our friend Jack: Alcohol, friendship and masculinity in university football’, Annals of Leisure Research, 11( 3/4), 311-330.

Clayton, B. & Harris, J. (2004). Footballers wives: The role of the soccer players partner in the construction of idealised masculinity, Soccer and Society , 5(3), 316-334.

Cross, J. & Henderson, S. (2003). Strategic challenges in the football business: A space analysis, Strategic Change, 12(8): 409-420.

Cross, J. and Henderson, S. (2000). 'Clubs in Space'. Centre Circle.

Elliott, R. (2014). Chasing the ball: The motivations, experiences and effects of migrant professional footballers. In R. Elliott & J. Harris Football and Migration: Perspectives, places, players. London: Routledge.

Elliott, R. (2014). Football’s Irish exodus: Examining the factors influencing Irish player migration to English professional leagues, International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Sage Online-First, 1-15.

Elliott, R. (2014). Brits abroad: A case study analysis of three British footballers migrating to the Hungarian Soproni Liga, Soccer and Society, 15(4), 517-534.

Elliott, R. (2014, January). Professional football, commercialisation and the sponsorship, advertising, media axis. Invited paper presented at Encontro Internacional de Futebol Unisport, Sao Paulo: Brazil.

Elliott, R. (2014, January). Elite youth development and ‘feet-drain’ in Brazilian football. Invited paper presented at Encontro Internacional de Futebol Unisport, Sao Paulo: Brazil.

Elliott, R. (2013). New Europe, new chances?: The migration of professional footballers to Poland's Ekstraklasa, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48(6), 736-750. 

Elliott, R. (2013). Reinventing the past: Youth and national team development in England and Germany. In Waine, A and Naglo, K (Eds.) On and off the field: Football culture in England and Germany. Berlin: Springer.

Elliott, R. (2013, May). Hungary for a chance: A case study analysis of British professional footballers' migrations to the Hungarian Soproni Liga. 10th European Association for Sociology of Sport conference, Cordoba: Spain. 

Elliott, R. (2012, November). Football and international relations: People, places, power, Invited paper presented at Football: Politics of the global game, Warsaw: Poland. 

Elliott, R. (2012, July). Poles apart: The migrations of professional footballers to Poland's Ekstraklasa International Sociology of Sport Association World Congress, Glasgow: Scotland.

Elliott, R. (2012, April). The global game, the global league: Examining the globalisation of the English Premier League. Invited paper presented at the UWE Hartpury Sports Management Conference, Gloucestershire. England.

Elliott, R. (2011, July). 'Back to the future': Assessing the problems facing youth development in English grass-roots and elite level football. Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Southampton: England. 

Elliott, R. (2010, April). Football’s ‘other’ transfer market: Examining the effects of foreign players and processes of ‘feet-exchange’ in the Premier Academy League. Centers and Peripheries in Sport, Malmo: Sweden.

Elliott, R. (2010, February). The athlete as highly skilled migrant: Examining the significance of a conceptual synthesis in athletic migration research. Sport and Diaspora, Lisbon: Portugal.

Elliott, R. (2009). 'Feet-Drain' or 'Feet-Exchange'?: Examining the Effects of Elite Foreign Footballers in the Premier Academy League. Labour Market Migration in European Football: Issues and Challenges. Birkbeck Sports Business Centre: London.

Elliott, R. (2009, June). A game of two halves?: Foreign players in the English Premier League, Invited paper presented at Central Council for Physical Recreation European Summit, London: England.

Elliott, R. (2009, June). Football's foreign exchange: Challenging perceptions of foreign player involvement in the English Premier Academy League, Play the Game: 6th World Communications Conference on Sport and Society, Coventry: England.

Elliott, R. (2009, May). Football's new 'foreign legion'?: Foreign players in the Premier Academy League, Invited paper presented at FC Business Live Player and Coach Development Conference, Birmingham: England.

Elliott, R. (2008, May). 'Feet Drain or Feet Exchange?: The Effects of Foreign Players in the Premier Academy League, Invited paper presented at 'Feet Drain': An Opportunity for Players and a Loss for Nations Conference, London, England.

Elliott, R. & Gusterud, E. (2016). Finding the back of the net: Networks and migrant recruitment in Norwegian football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. DOI: 10.1177/1012690216640526.

Elliott, R., & Harris J. (Eds.) (2014). Football and Migration: Perspectives, places, players. London: Routledge. 

Elliott, R., & Harris, J. (2014). Playing the long-ball game: Future directions in the study of football and migration. In R. Elliott & J. Harris Football and Migration: Perspectives, places, players. London: Routledge.

Elliott, R. & Bania, K. (2013). Poles apart: Foreign players, Polish football and Euro 2012, Soccer and Society special issue, 'Exploring the cultural, ideological and economic legacies of Euro2012', Soccer and Society, Taylor & Francis iFirst, 1-16.

Elliott, R., Cross, J. & Jones, C. (2012). LMA Review of Technical Areas. Warwick: League Managers Association.

Elliott, R. & Harris, J. (2011). Crossing the Atlantic from Football to Soccer: Preliminary Observations on the Migrations of English Players and the Internationalization of Major League Soccer, Working USA, 14(4), 555-568.

Elliott, R. & Weedon, G. (2010). Foreign players in the Premier Academy League: ‘Feet-Drain’ or ‘Feet-Exchange’? International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 46(1), 61-75.

Elliott, R. , & Maguire, J. (2008). 'Thinking Outside of the Box': Exploring a Conceptual Synthesis for Research in the Area of Athletic Labour Migration. Sociology of Sport Journal, 25 (4), 482-497 .

Harris, J. (2009). ‘Shaping up to the men: (Re)creating identities in women’s football’, in J. Harris and A. Parker (Eds.) Sport and Social Identities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Harris, J. (2007). Doing gender on and off the pitch: The world of female football players, Sociological Research Online, 12(1).

Harris, J. (2005). The image problem in women's football, Journal of Sport and Social Issues , 29(2), 184-197.

Harris, J. (2004). Still a man's game? Women footballers, personal experience and tabloid myth, in S. Wagg (Ed.) British Football and Social Exclusion . London: Routledge.

Harris, J. (2002). No you can't play you're a girl: Some primary school recollections of female football players, The Bulletin of Physical Education, 38(3) , 161-178.

Harris, J. (2001). Playing the man's game: Sites of resistance and incorporation in women's football, World Leisure,43(4), 22-29.

Harris, J. (1999). Lie back and think of England: The women of Euro 96, Journal of Sport and Social Issues , 23(1), 96-110.

Harris, J. (1998). Association football in Breconshire 1900-1929, Brycheiniog XXIX, 105-111.

Harris, J. (1996). The early history of association football in Breconshire, Brycheiniog , XXVIII, 127-135.

Harris, J., & Elliott, R. (2014). Perspectives, places and players: An introduction to football and migration. In R. Elliott & J. Harris Football and Migration: Perspectives, places, players. London: Routledge.

Harris, J. & Parker, A. (Eds.) (2009). Sport and Social Identities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Harris, J. and Clayton, B. (2008). Tales from the pitch: Some observations on the gendered dynamics of English collegiate soccer, Journal for the Study of Sport and Athletes in Education, 2(2), 239-262.

Harris, J. and Clayton, B. (2007). David Beckham and the changing (re)presentations of English identity, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2(3), 208-221.

Hayes, M., & O'Brien, J. (2004, September). Soccer, Sectarianism and Social Identity: A Comparative Study of Glasgow Celtic and Barcelona, International Football Institute Conference on European Football, Change and Development , University of Central Lancashire.

Ozawa, T., Cross, J., & Henderson, S . (2004). Market orientation and financial performance of English football clubs. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 13(1).

Magrath, R., and E. Anderson. (2015). Homophobia in Men’s Football. In J.E. Hughson, J. Maguire, R. Spaajj & K. Moore (eds.). Handbook of Football Studies. 

Magrath, R. (2014). “The inclusive masculinities of Premier League academy footballers.” Presented at University of Sussex, Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies Conference. Brighton: England.

Magrath, R. (2014). “The construction of masculinities among adolescent and emerging footballers.” Presented at Izmir University, International Men and Masculinities Symposium. Izmir: Turkey.

Magrath, R. (2014). “The current state of play: Documenting football’s changing relationship with homophobia.” Presented at Manchester Metropolitan University, Football and Culture Conference. Manchester: England.

Magrath, R. (2013). “It’s not homophobia, just banter!” Presented at Cardiff University, Young Sexualities Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff: Wales.

Magrath, R. (2013). “It’s not homophobia – just a bit of banter!” The discourse of gay-friendly football fans. Presented at Glasgow University, New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthood, Glasgow: Scotland. 

Magrath, R. (2012). “To try and put them off their game”: The use of homophobic discourse among gay-friendly football fans. Presented at British Sociological Association, Young Masculinities: Challenges, Changes and Transitions, London: England.

Maguire, J., Mazur, Z., Wawrzyczek, I. & Elliott, R. (2009). 'New Europe, Old Games': Making Sense of Anglo-Polish Media Coverage of England versus Poland Football Matches. Sport in Society .12(2), 141-154

Mwaanga, O. (2005). Education through Sport: EduSport Road Map 2010. EduSport Foundation: Lusaka.  

Mwaanga, O. (2005, June). 'Kicking Aids Out', Sport for Development Conference : Livingstone.

Mwaanga, O. (2002). 'Kicking AIDS Out' through Movement Games and Sport Activities. NORAD: Oslo. 

Mwaanga, O. (2002). A brief guide to mentoring EduSport Talented Athletes. EduSport, Lusaka. 

Mwaanga, O. (2002, August). Methods and approaches for "Kicking AIDS Out". Keynote paper nd  International Conference on HIV/AIDS Education through sport , National Sports Center, Oslo, Norway. 

O'Brien, J. (2012). Shades of Basqueness; Football, Politics and Ethnicity in The Basque Country - a case study of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad, Sport in Society.

O'Brien, J. (2012, June). "El Clasico" and the demise of tradition in Spanish Club Football: Perspectives on shifting patterns of cultural identity. Sport, Race and Ethnicity, University of Ulster, Belfast.

O'Brien, J. (2010, July). Football, Politics and The Nation in Spanish Football. World Journalism Education Council: Journalism in an Age of Radical Change, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

O'Brien, J. (2010, March). Football, Politics and The Media in Contemporary Spain. Political Studies Association, University of Edinburgh.

O'Brien, J. (2013 - Forthcoming). From La Furia to La Roja; Football, Politics and Culture in Spain. Bristol: Intellect Books.

O'Brien, J. (2009, May). Football, Politics and Cultural Identity in Post - Franco Spain: Communications and Mass Media, Athens Institute for Education and Research: Athens.

O'Brien, J. (2009, February). Football, Politics and The Media in Spain 1920 – 1940: The Governance and Regulation of Sport , Birkbeck: London.

O'Brien, J. (2007, November). Football, The Media and Politics in Spain; From Autocracy to Democracy, Journalism and Politics (Media and Politics Association), University of Staffordshire. 

O'Brien, J. (2007, March). FC Barcelona: Politics and Culture, Symposium on Sports Journalism , International University of Catalonia. 

O'Brien, J. (2006, November). Football and the Media, Anglo-Spanish Comparisons Symposium , University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Rookwood, J. (2015). Consuming football in late modern life. Sport in Society, 18(3), 388-401. 

Rookwood, J. (2015, June). ‘Encountering the Animals’: football hooliganism in the Balkans. European Association for Sociology of Sport conference. Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Rookwood, J. (2015, May). ‘Old fans, new customers’: prevailing localism and intruding globalism in English football. Invited lecture at Malmö University, Sweden.

Rookwood, J. (2015, February). Managing sport-for-development: Sports projects in fractured and developing communities. Invited lecture at University of Vic, Spain.

Rookwood, J. (2015, January). Sport for development: A British university project in Malawi. Political Studies Association Sport conference. Durham University, England.

Rookwood, J. (2014). Hooliganism. In H. Copes & C. Forsyth (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Social Deviance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Rookwood, J. (2014). Slovenia 2002. In D. Hewitson & D. Hardman (Eds.), Places I Remember: Liverpool FC in Europe. Liverpool: Bluecoat Chambers Press.

Rookwood, J. (2014, November). ‘The Bulgarian strain of an English disease?’ Examining youth cultures and the development of football fandom and disorder from Britain to South-eastern Europe. Invited lecture at Sofia University, Bulgaria.

Rookwood, J. (2014, November). Exploring football fandom and football hooliganism in the UK and Europe. Invited lecture at Pacific University, Oregon, USA.

Rookwood, J. (2014, September). Sport, Culture and Education – from Europe to Africa. Invited lecture at SOS Children’s Villages, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Rookwood, J. (2014, August). ‘We pushed a wall on them all’: British football fan rivalries, chants and the manipulation of tragedy. Sport, Probing the Boundaries conference. University of Oxford, England.

Rookwood, J. (2014, July). ‘Football, fandom and festivity’: A comparative analysis of the use, impact and experience of fan parks at international football tournaments between 2002 and 2014. Leisure Studies Association conference. University of Western Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland. 

Rookwood, J. (2014, May). ‘Building walls, building bridges’ – war and peace in Israel and Palestine. Invited lecture at VIA University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Rookwood, J. (2013). Building from Beslan: examining an NGO community sport initiative in Russia and its capacity to promote peace amongst victims of terrorism. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 5 (4), 230-242.

Rookwood, J. (2013, March). Disasters, rivalries and disorder in European football. Invited lecture at University of Vic, Spain.

Rookwood, J. (2013, February). ‘Where were you when you were us?’ MK Dons v AFC Wimbledon. Political Studies Association Sport conference. University of Bath, England.

Rookwood, J. and Pearson, G. (2012). The football hoolifan: positive fan attitudes to ‘hooliganism.’ International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 47(2), 147-162.

Rookwood, J. (2012). Constructing peace and fostering social integration through sport and play in Azerbaijan. In B. Segaert, M. Theeboom, C. Timmerman & B. Vanreusel (Eds.), Sports, Governance, Development and Corporate Responsibility. New York: Routledge. 

Rookwood, J. (2012). ‘We’re not English we are Scouse!’ Examining the identities of Liverpool Football Club supporters. In J. Hughson, C. Palmer & F. Skillen (Eds.), Sport and Social Identity: Studies from the Field. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Rookwood, J. (2011). Playing football and building peace in Liberia: the impact of value-led initiatives. In, A. Ratna & B. Lashua (Eds.), Leisure Studies Association Series. Diversity and Equality in Leisure, Sport and Tourism:  Inclusion and Community. Leeds: Leisure Studies Association.

Rookwood, J. and Chan, N. (2011). ‘The 39th Game’ – Fan responses to the Premier League’s proposal to globalise English football, Soccer & Society, 12(6), 897-913.

Rookwood, J. and Millward, P. (2011). ‘We all dream of a team of Carraghers’: Comparing ‘local’ and Texan Liverpool fans’ talk. Sport in Society, 14(1), 37-52.

Rookwood, J. and Palmer, C. (2011). ‘Invasion games in war-torn nations’ – Can football help to build peace? Soccer & Society, 12(2), 184-200.

Rookwood, J. (2011, August). Playing sport and constructing communities. Invited lecture at The University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Rookwood, J. and O’Callaghan, L. (2011, June). ‘We’re the price of Merseyside’. Exploring football rivalries in the capital of culture. International Journal of Arts and Sciences conference. Anglo-American University, Prague, Czech Republic.   

Rookwood, J. and Wassong, S. (2010). NGOs – using sport to promote peace and integration in fractured societies. In N. Ferguson (Ed.), Conflict and the Reconstruction of Civil Society. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Rookwood, J. (2010). ‘I smell the blood of an Englishman’: Cardiff City, football disorder and Welsh nationalism. The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Thought, 1(1), 395-406. 

Rookwood, J. (2010, October). Constructing peace and fostering social integration through Sport and Play in Azerbaijan. Sports: a Matter of Peace conference. University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Rookwood, J. (2010, June). The development of English football since 1985. Invited lecture at Sport University, Cologne, Germany.

Rookwood, J. (2010, May). The response to British football hooliganism. Invited lecture at University of Vic, Spain.

Rookwood, J. (2010, February). ‘I smell the blood of an Englishman’: Cardiff City, football disorder and Welsh nationalism. International Journal of Arts & Sciences conference: University of Malta, Gozo, Malta.

Rookwood, J. (2009). Fan Perspectives of Football Hooliganism: Defining, Analysing and Responding to the British Phenomenon. Saarbrücken: VDM Publishing House.

Rookwood, J. (2009). The miracle of Istanbul. In C. Palmer (Ed.), The Sporting Image. Preston: UCLAN University Press.

Rookwood, J. (2009). Social Development in Post-conflict Communities: Building Peace through Sport in Africa and the Middle East. Saarbrücken: VDM Publishing House.

Rookwood, J. (2009). Applying Olympic values – peace promotion through sport in Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Olympic History, 17(2), 22-33. 

Rookwood, J. (2009). Promoting, building and sustaining peace through sporting interaction in Israel. Peace Forum, 24(34), 29-44. 

Rookwood, J. and Palmer, C. (2009). A photo-ethnography: A picture-story-board of experiences at an NGO football project in Liberia. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 3(1), 161-210. 

Rookwood, J. (2009, July). Sport, values and development; International sports coaching. Invited lecture at SOS Tibetan Homes Foundation, India.

Rookwood, J. (2009, May). ‘Keep Flags Scouse!’ A pictorial representation of the expression of regional identities by Liverpool Football Club Supporters. European Association for the Sociology of Sport conference. Scuolo dello Sport del Lazio, Rome, Italy.

Rookwood, J. and Millward, P. (2009, May). ‘A working class hero is something to be’: Examining Liverpool supporters’ heroism of Jamie Carragher. European Association for the Sociology of Sport conference. Scuolo dello Sport del Lazio, Rome, Italy.

Rookwood, J. and Palmer, C. (2009, March). Examining the employment and applicability of football coaching initiatives as a tool for peace promotion in areas prone to conflict. British Philosophy of Sport Association conference. Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland.

Rookwood, J. (2009, February). ‘Can we have our Kop back please?’ Retaining, reclaiming and re-inventing identity and fan culture at Liverpool Football Club. Political Studies Association, Sport and Politics Group conference, Birkbeck, University of London, England.

Rookwood, J. and Palmer, C. (2008). A socio-aesthetic account of construction and destruction in world football. In C. Palmer and D. Torevell (Eds.), The Turn to Aesthetics. Liverpool: Liverpool Hope University Press.

Rookwood, J. (2008). Soccer for peace and social development. Peace Review, 20(4), 471-479.

Rookwood, J. and Buckley, C. (2007). The significance of the Olympic soccer tournament. Journal of Olympic History, 15(3), 6-15.

Rookwood, J. and Buckley, C. (2007, August). The significance of the Olympic soccer tournament. British Society of Sports History conference. University of Stirling, Scotland. 

Turner, M. (2014) Football Fandom in Late Modernity: Alternative Spaces and Places of Consumption, in Fletcher, T., Dashper, K. and McCullough, N. (Eds.) Sports Events, Society and Culture. Taylor and Francis: Oxford

Turner, M. (2013) English Football Goal Celebrations within a Global Context in Waine, A and Naglo, K (Eds.) On and off the field: Football culture in England and Germany. Berlin: Springer.

Turner, M. (2013) Modern 'live' football: moving from the panoptican gaze to the performative, virtual and carnivalesque. Sport in Society. 16. (1). pp. 85-93.

Turner, M. (2012) From 'pats on the back' to 'dummy sucking': a critique of the changing social, cultural and political significance of football goal celebrations. Soccer and Society. 13. (1). 1-18.

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