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Sport and its potential as a violent preventive arena
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4985-3595
2018 (English)In: World Congress of Sociology of Sport: ISSA 2018 ABSTRACTS, 2018, p. 48-48Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Through an increased knowledge of the causes of violence, violence prevention can be more effective. Such knowledge thus generates profits for society at large. The sports movement is often perceived as a health supporting arena. However, critical researchhas shown the opposite: For example there is a connection between (male athletes’) sexist and homophobic jargon and the inclination to practice violence against other men and women outside the sports environment. The purpose of this ongoing project is to examine how two traditionally male dominated, Swedish sports (ice hockey and football) can be understood as arenas for political socialization. By interviewing sports men and identifying their attitudes to violence (in a wide sense) a more qualified knowledge can be created about the potential of sports as a violent aggravating arena. Is there a homophobic, sexist and in other ways discriminating discourse in these team sports, and, if so, how can we use this knowledge to create a more adequate basis for preventative actions? Theoretically, inspiration is drawn from critical studies on men and masculinities (e.g. works by Connell, Hearn, Messner) and methodologically the study employs a discursive approach inspired by works from Wetherell and Edley. The discussion will focus on the complex constructions of ‘men’ and ‘masculinities’ and the somewhat contradictive links to violence in these constructions.

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2018. p. 48-48
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-68526OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-68526DiVA, id: diva2:1240114
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2018 World Congress of Sociology of Sport (ISSA 2018), Lausanne, Switzerland, June 5-8, 2018
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2018-08-22Bibliographically approved

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