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TIMOTHY JON CURRY

In: Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Chapter 10: Booze and Bar Fights: A Journey to the Dark Side of College Athletics

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Booze and Bar Fights: A Journey to the Dark Side of College Athletics
Booze and bar fights: A journey to the dark side of college athletics
TIMOTHY JONCURRY

A well-known textbook on the sociology of sport summarizes what is know about sport and aggression:

Research clearly shows that many male athletes in heavy contact sports learn to accept and use violence and intimidation as strategies during competition. But does this learning carry over into the rest of their lives? Does sport participation make them more aggressive? It would seem that most athletes are capable of distinguishing between the playing field and other types of interaction settings. And most realize that the aggressive strategies they use in their sports are not appropriate in the classroom, in a bar, or ...

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