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.

Researching Sports Injury: Reconstructing Dangerous Masculinities

Researching Sports Injury: Reconstructing Dangerous Masculinities

Researching sports injury: Reconstructing dangerous masculinities

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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