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Media Representations of Footballers' Wives free pdf Since the FIFA World Cup of 2006, footballers' wives have become a staple part of popular British culture, regularly appearing in glossy magazines, the tabloid press, reality shows and documentaries. Jen Bullen provides an analysis of how the media has created an exaggerated and stereotypical 'wag' (wife and girlfriend) figure. Wags are treated like royalty, living in a glamorous and fairy tale world and offering the aspiration of transformation to young women, while elsewhere they are denigrated as pathological and representative of a short-cut culture - gold-digging bimbos undeserving of their fame and fortune and, as such, subjected to symbolic violence based on their class and taste. Bullen examines such representations in relation to class, gender, celebrity and football.

About Eamonn Carrabine

The late Jen Bullen was a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, between 2006 and 2010.

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Author : Eamonn Carrabine
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 19 September 2014
ISBN : 1137335688
EAN : 9781137335685
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Since the FIFA World Cup of 2006, footballers' wives have become a staple part of popular British culture, regularly appearing in glossy magazines, the tabloid press, reality shows and documentaries