The media cover and response to a recent episode involving star player Viktor Fischer from Danish football has shown an increasing will to acknowledge homophobia in football as a major social problem. The reason why is that homophobia leads to the exclusion of homosexual men in football, which is the most common sport in Denmark. Top Danish sport organizations, the Danish government and Danish professional football players are just a few among many public voices who calls for action, but they all fall short in providing solutions. Meanwhile, Hellerup Idræts Klub (HIK), a local Danish football club, has taken initiative to tackle homophobia on the field as well as in the locker room. This project is based on a cooperation between frontrunners HIK and the researcher, with the collective object to include homosexual men in football through an experimental inquiry.
Using the practical accession that action research offers, this study examined the possibilities in using a normcritical method within a future workshop to contribute to the desired acknowledgement of homosexuals in Danish football. This method finds the necessary change through a critique and disclosure of the norms which lies in the root of homophobia. The phenomenon has deep historical roots in modern sport and is a controversial matter for most men. The testing of such methods in a future workshop involving a youth football team from HIK has given exemplary practical knowledge in dealing with homophobia in football which can be used in the further investigation of the matter.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2019|