publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Masculinity and Sport Revisted: A Review of Literature on Hegemonic Masculinity and Men's Ice Hockey in Canada

Cheryl A. MacDonald;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Apr 2014 Journal: Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology (issn: 1927-9825, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Waterloo
Abstract
Ice hockey is particularly significant in Canada as it acts as a primary site of socialization for boys and men. This form of socialization raises questions about masculinity on the public agenda in terms of the problematic nature of hypermasculinity in sport, stereotypical images of athletes, and questions of social responsibility as both men and athletes. These issues are presently relevant as Canada (and perhaps all of North America) finds itself in an era characterized by accounts in mainstream media of competitive athletes’ cavalier lifestyles, hazing, violence, homophobia, drug addictions, and suicides. This review of literature uses secondary research to ...
Subjects
free text keywords: hockey, masculinity, hegemonic masculinity, sport, gender, Sociology (General), HM401-1281, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Hypermasculinity, Social responsibility, Ice hockey, Athletes, biology.organism_classification, biology, Political science, Socialization, Gender studies, Mainstream
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