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KEVIN YOUNG & PHILIP WHITE

In: Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Chapter 7: Researching Sports Injury: Reconstructing Dangerous Masculinities

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Researching Sports Injury: Reconstructing Dangerous Masculinities
Researching sports injury: Reconstructing dangerous masculinities
KEVINYOUNG
PHILIPWHITE

In Canada, the systematic sociological study of sports injury was pioneered quite recently by Michael D. Smith (1987, 1991; Weinstein, Smith, & Wiesenthal, 1995), whose research posed preliminary questions about the social, physical, and legal implications of injury. Concomitantly, a body of research literature on aggression, injury, and pain in sport has emerged across North America (Curry & Strauss, 1994; Messner, 1992b; Nixon, 1994a, 1994b, 1996b; Rail, 1990, 1992; Young, 1993; Young, White, & McTeer, 1994), much of it raising critical questions related to gender dynamics. Although we acknowledge the importance of physicality and injury in the lives of female athletes and continue to work in that area (Young, 1997; Young & White, 1995), ...

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