Exploring the more sophisticated and nuanced perspective in the era of sports dominance in America, athletics have become both a metaphor and reality of American masculinity. Edited by three of the leading scholars at the intersection of masculinity and sports studies, this volume offers a fascinating articulation on the state of athletics in modern society. Each part of this volume examines a significant arena and tackles some of the most deeply rooted issues within the field of sports. From the mechanisms by which masculinity is interwoven into sports, to the violence encoded within the field, this book provides an insiders look at the state of gender relations being contested and transformed.

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

Booze and bar fights: A journey to the dark side of college athletics

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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