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Negotiating masculinities via the moral problematization of sport

Pringle, Richard G. and Hickey, Christopher 2010, Negotiating masculinities via the moral problematization of sport, Sociology of sport journal, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 115-138.

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Title Negotiating masculinities via the moral problematization of sport
Author(s) Pringle, Richard G.
Hickey, Christopher
Journal name Sociology of sport journal
Volume number 27
Issue number 2
Start page 115
End page 138
Total pages 24
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2010-06
ISSN 0741-1235
1543-2785
Summary Researchers have raised concerns about the construction of dangerous/problematic masculinities within sporting fratriarchies1. Yet little is known about how male sport enthusiasts—critical of hypermasculine performances—negotiate their involvement in sport. Our aim was to examine how males negotiated sporting tensions and how these negotiations shaped their (masculine) selves. We drew on Foucault (1992) to analyze how interviewees problematized their respective sport culture in relation to the sexualization of females, public drunkenness and excessive training demands. Results illustrated how the interviewees produced selves, via the moral problematization of sport, that rejected the values or moral codes of hypermasculinity in attempts to create ethical masculinities. We suggest that a proliferation of techniques of self that resist hypermasculine forms of subjection could be one form of ethical response to the documented problems surrounding masculinities and sport.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio Economic Objective 920504 Men's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Human Kinetics, Inc.
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