Rugby Culture: Alcohol consumption and its masculine value within the rugby culture of South Wales.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This independent research study explores the findings of a three-month ethnographic research study of an amateur rugby club in South Wales. The research conducted explores the consumption of alcohol within the rugby cultural environment of a South Wales rugby club and its masculine value. Firstly, the writer underlines the traditional ideology of hegemonic masculine values and explains how there is evidence of these values within the rugby culture of South Wales and understanding the role of alcohol within its social setting. Secondly, the writer identifies the key findings of the research study, underlining the importance of alcohol consumption to the masculine values of the rugby culture. The writer suggests that alcohol consumption is viewed as a masculine trait within the culture and is a platform to achieve masculine status in a rugby cultural social environment. The key findings of this study also suggest that those who do not drink alcohol find socialising more difficult in a rugby environment and risk being outcast from the dominant group. Furthermore the writer indicates that without alcohol, socialising would become a less popular pastime in the rugby cultural environment of South Wales due to its traditional importance to the masculine values of the sport.
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