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Mark Falcous ImageAssociate Professor
BA (hons), PGCE (De Montfort) MA (Queen's), PhD (Loughborough)
Tel +64 3 479 8944
Email mark.falcous@otago.ac.nz

Background

Associate Professor Mark Falcous has been with the School of Physical education since 2002. His research, teaching and supervision are within the sociology of sport area.

Teaching

Research

  • Sport and the Media
  • Globalisation and the Local-Global Nexus
  • Sport and Social Theory
  • Interpretive Methodology

Postgraduate Students

Current Students

Sebastian Potgieter, “(Re)Presenting 1981: Deconstructing the Springbok Tour”. Co-supervisor: D Booth, M Falcous.
Lourdes Turconi, “Diversity and inclusion in sport organizations. A critical perspective”. Co-supervisor: S Shaw, M Falcous.

Graduates

Luiz Uehera. Completion date: January 2015.”Examination of the sociocultural constraints influencing development of Brazilian football players”. Co-supervisor: C. Button, M Falcous.
Allen Hill. Completion date: Nov 2011 “re-envisioning sustainable outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand”. Co-supervisor: M Falcous, M. Boyes.
Geoffrey Kohe. Completion date: May 2011: "Making it Ordinary: An Unexceptional History of the Early Olympic Movement in New Zealand". Co-supervisor: M Falcous, D. Booth.

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Publications

Uehara, L., Falcous, M., Button, C., Davids, K., Araújo, D., de Paula, A. R., & Saunders, J. (2021). The poor "wealth" of Brazilian football: How poverty may shape skill and expertise of players. Frontiers in Sports & Active Living, 3, 635241. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.635241

Uehara, L., Button, C., Saunders, J., Araújo, D., Falcous, M., & Davids, K. (2020). Malandragem and Ginga: Socio-cultural constraints on the development of expertise and skills in Brazilian football. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1747954120976271

Falcous, M., & Masucci, M. (2020). Myth and the narrativization of cycle racing in popular literature. Sport in Society, 23(7), 1146-1162. doi: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1631802

Masucci, M., & Falcous, M. (2019). Negotiating road cycling tribes, lifestyles, and the cycling industry. Proceedings of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) World Congress of Sociology of Sport. (pp. 46). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/issa-2019

Jenkins, M., Hargreaves, E., Rehrer, N., & Falcous, M. (2019). The experiences of electric bike users within the Dunedin community. In S. Mandic & K. Coppell (Eds.), Proceedings of The Active Living and Environment Symposium (TALES): Linking Transport, Health and Sustainability. (pp. 58). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. [Abstract]

Maguire, J., Falcous, M., & Liston, K. (Eds.). (2019). The business and culture of sports: Society, politics, economy, environment. Macmillan Reference USA, 1400p.

Edited Book - Research

Maguire, J., & Falcous, M. (Eds.). (2011). Sport and migration: Borders, boundaries and crossings. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 318p.

Edited Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2019). Sports and media globalization. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous & K. Liston (Eds.), The business and culture of sports: Society, politics, economy, environment (Vol. 3: Sociocultural perspectives). (pp. 257-266). Macmillan Reference USA.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2019). Sports, the media, and national identity. In J. Maguire, M. Falcous & K. Liston (Eds.), The business and culture of sports: Society, politics, economy, environment (Vol. 3: Sociocultural perspectives). (pp. 281-294). Macmillan Reference USA.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2017). Oceania: Football in the Pacific periphery. In J. Hughson, K. Moore, R. Spaaij & J. Maguire (Eds.), Routledge handbook of football studies. (pp. 445-456). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2017). Rugby league and the negotiation of Englishness. In T. Gibbons & D. Malcolm (Eds.), Sport and English national identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom'. (pp. 79-92). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315651613

Chapter in Book - Research

Booth, D., & Falcous, M. (2015). History, sociology and critical sport studies. In R. Giulianotti (Ed.), Routledge handbook of the sociology of sport. (pp. 153-163). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2013). Interrogating sporting pasts and presents: Whose Scholarship will count, and what will it count for? In R. Pringle & M. Phillips (Eds.), Examining sport histories: Power, paradigms and reflexivity. (pp. 251-271). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Chapter in Book - Research

Newman, J. I., & Falcous, M. (2013). Political theories of social class, sport, and the body. In D. L. Andrews & B. Carrington (Eds.), A companion to sport. (pp. 78-95). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118325261.ch4

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2011). Future directions: Sporting mobilities, immobilities and moorings. In J. Maguire & M. Falcous (Eds.), Sport and migration: Borders, boundaries and crossings. (pp. 274-277). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2011). Globetrotters in local contexts: Basketball migrants, fans and local identities. In J. Maguire & M. Falcous (Eds.), Sport and migration: Borders, boundaries and crossings. (pp. 175-188). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Maguire, J., & Falcous, M. (2011). Introduction: Borders, boundaries and crossings: Sport, migration and identities. In J. Maguire & M. Falcous (Eds.), Sport and migration: Borders, boundaries and crossings. (pp. 1-12). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2009). Sport, tourism and cultural encounter: The 2005 Lions tour and the 'Barmy Army' in Aotearoa New Zealand [Case study]. In J. Higham & T. Hinch (Eds.), Sport and tourism: Globalization, mobility and identity. (pp. 223-226). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Chapter in Book - Research

Silk, M. L., & Falcous, M. (2009). Sporting spectacle and the post-9/11 patriarchal body politic. In M. J. Morgan (Ed.), The impact of 9/11 on the media, arts, and entertainment: The day that changed everything? (pp. 221-233). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Silk, M., Bracey, B., & Falcous, M. (2007). Performing America's past: Cold War fantasies in a perpetual state of war. In S. Wagg & D. L. Andrews (Eds.), East plays West: Sport and the Cold War. (pp. 289-313). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2005). Global struggles, local impacts: Rugby league, Rupert Murdoch's 'Global Vision' and cultural identities. In J. Nauright & K. S. Schimmel (Eds.), The Political Economy of Sport. (pp. 57-84). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M. (2005). Media-sports complex. In D. Levinson & K. Christensen (Eds.), Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport. (pp. 990-996). UK: Berkshire Publishing Group. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

Chapter in Book - Research

Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2005). Making it local? National Basketball Association expansion and English basketball subcultures. In M. L. Silk, D. L. Andrews & C. L. Cole (Eds.), Sport and corporate nationalisms. (pp. 13-34). Oxford: Berg.

Chapter in Book - Research

Maguire, J., & Falcous, M. (2005). 'Making touchdowns and hoop dreams': The NFL and the NBA in England. In J. Maguire (Ed.), Power and global sport. (pp. 23-40). Oxon: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bruce, T., Falcous, M., & Thorpe, H. (2007). The mass media and sport. In C. Collins & S. Jackson (Eds.), Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society. (2nd ed.) (pp. 147-169). Melbourne, Australia: Thomson.

Chapter in Book - Other

Falcous, M. (2002). Rugby league and the media: Power without responsibility. In R. Gent & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), Fanpower: For the love of league. (pp. 122-126). London: London League Publications.

Chapter in Book - Other

Uehara, L., Falcous, M., Button, C., Davids, K., Araújo, D., de Paula, A. R., & Saunders, J. (2021). The poor "wealth" of Brazilian football: How poverty may shape skill and expertise of players. Frontiers in Sports & Active Living, 3, 635241. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.635241

Journal - Research Article

Falcous, M., & Masucci, M. (2020). Myth and the narrativization of cycle racing in popular literature. Sport in Society, 23(7), 1146-1162. doi: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1631802

Journal - Research Article

Uehara, L., Button, C., Saunders, J., Araújo, D., Falcous, M., & Davids, K. (2020). Malandragem and Ginga: Socio-cultural constraints on the development of expertise and skills in Brazilian football. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1747954120976271

Journal - Research Article

Falcous, M., Hawzen, M. G., & Newman, J. I. (2019). Hyperpartisan sports media in Trump’s America:The metapolitics of Breitbart Sports. Communication & Sport, 7(5), 588-610. doi: 10.1177/2167479518801557

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Joseph, J., & Falcous, M. (2019). Negotiating the ‘Kiwi Bloke’: Accessing mosaic masculinities through Afro-Brazilian sport in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, 11(2), 258-273. doi: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1380694

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Pringle, R., & Falcous, M. (2018). Transformative research and epistemological hierarchies: Ruminating on how the sociology of the sport field could make more of a difference. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53(3), 261-277. doi: 10.1177/1012690216654297

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Falcous, M. (2017). Why we ride: Road cyclists, meaning, and lifestyles. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 41(3), 239-255. doi: 10.1177/0193723517696968

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Falcous, M., & Booth, D. (2017). Contested epistemology: Theory and method of international sport studies. Sport in Society, 20(12), 1821-1837. doi: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1232350

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Kumate, J. M., & Falcous, M. (2017). Grappling with judo: Reflections on the complexities of embodied ethnography. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Health, 9(2), 200-213. doi: 10.1080/2159676X.2016.1266024

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Falcous, M., & Newman, J. I. (2016). Sporting mythscapes, neoliberal histories, and post-colonial amnesia in Aotearoa/New Zealand. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 51(1), 61-77. doi: 10.1177/1012690213508942

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Uehara, L., Button, C., Falcous, M., & Davids, K. (2016). Contextualised skill acquisition research: A new framework to study the development of sport expertise. Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, 21(2), 153-168. doi: 10.1080/17408989.2014.924495

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Falcous, M. (2015). White is the new black? Football, media and the New Zealand imagination. Soccer & Society, 16(4), 555-572. doi: 10.1080/14660970.2014.891987

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Kumate, J. M., & Falcous, M. (2015). The lived experiences of taibatsu in Japanese high school wrestling. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education, 6(1), 41-56. doi: 10.1080/18377122.2014.997860

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Falcous, M. (2013). The paradoxes of provincialism, nationalism and imperialism: Otago rugby union(s), league and amateurism. Sporting Traditions, 30(2), 15-31.

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Falcous, M., & McLeod, C. (2012). Anyone for tennis? Sport, class and status in New Zealand. New Zealand Sociology, 27(1), 13-30.

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Grainger, A. D., Falcous, M., & Newman, J. I. (2012). Postcolonial anxieties and the browning of New Zealand rugby. Contemporary Pacific, 24(2), 267-295.

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Newman, J. I., & Falcous, M. (2012). Moorings and movements: The paradox of sporting mobilities. Sites, 9(1), 38-58. doi: 10.11157/sites-vol9iss1id161

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Falcous, M., & Anderson, W. (2011). Fighting whose corner? Boxing, the sports press and the Australian imagination. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25(5), 743-753.

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Falcous, M., & Silk, M. L. (2010). Olympic bidding, multicultural nationalism, terror, and the epistemological violence of 'making Britain proud'. Studies in Ethnicity & Nationalism, 10(2), 167-186. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-9469.2010.01073.x

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Falcous, M., & West, A. (2009). Press narratives of nation during the 2005 Lions tour of Aotearoa-New Zealand. Sport in Society, 12(2), 156-173. doi: 10.1080/17430430802590961

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Scherer, J., Falcous, M., & Jackson, S. J. (2008). The media sports cultural complex: Local-Global disjuncture in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 32(1), 48-71. doi: 10.1177/0193723507307813

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Falcous, M. (2007). Rugby league in the national imaginary of New Zealand Aotearoa. Sport in History, 27(3), 423-446.

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Falcous, M. (2007). The decolonizing national imaginary: Promotional media constructions during the 2005 Lions tour of Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 31(4), 374-393.

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Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2006). Imagining ′America′: The NBA and local-global mediascapes. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 41(1), 59-78.

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Falcous, M., & Silk, M. (2006). Global regimes, local agendas: Sport, resistance and the mediation of dissent. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 41(3), 317-338.

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Falcous, M., & Maguire, J. (2005). Globetrotters and local heroes? Labor migration, basketball, and local identities. Sociology of Sport Journal, 22, 137-157.

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Falcous, M., & Rose, C. (2005). Cultural identities in transition: Hypercommodification and fandom in English rugby league. Football Studies, 8(1), 5-26.

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Falcous, M., & Silk, M. (2005). Manufacturing consent: Mediated sporting spectacle and the cultural politics of the 'War on Terror'. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 1(1), 59-65.

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Silk, M., & Falcous, M. (2005). One day in September/A week in February: Mobilizing American (sporting) nationalisms. Sociology of Sport Journal, 22, 447-471.

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