The pains of migration: injuries and athletic masculinities

31. 10. 2019
v 15:00 hodin, zasedací místnost 207, Jilská 1, Praha 1

Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., a katedra sociologie Institutu sociologických studií FSV UK si Vás dovolují pozvat na podzimní cyklus Čtvrtečních sociologických seminářů.

Away from Europe’s top football leagues, migrant players are often subjected to short-term contracts, poor housing conditions, isolation and the ever-present risk of premature career endings due to injuries. In this presentation, I will analyze my “struggles” to get closer to Brazilian migrant football and futsal players’ worldviews in Central and Eastern Europe. I will not only discuss the methodological issues I have been facing so far in my PhD research, but I will also analyze the importance of religion, bodily discipline, and players’ gendered identities. Mainly targeted to researchers interested in doing ethnography, my presentation will also discuss some issues concerning my subjectivity and the place of my personal history in doing sports studies. 


José Hildo de Oliveira Filho studied Social Sciences at UFAM - Federal University of Amazonas -, in Manaus, between 2006 and 2012. During his undergraduate studies, he undertook mobility periods at the University of Porto (UP), Portugal, as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship holder (2009-2010) and at UFRN - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - in Natal, in 2011, through a Brazilian Mobility Programme (PROMES). With the support of the Swedish Institute Scholarships, he studied at Lund University’s Social Studies of Gender Master Programme, and at Utrecht University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Sociology Programme, Faculty of Social Sciences - Charles University in Prague (CUNI).


Seminar will be held in English. No registration is needed.