Violence and sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand Research Completed

Title

Violence and sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Lead Author

S J Jackson , Alex McKenzie

Organisation(s)

University of Otago

Publication Year

2007

Publisher

In C. Collins & S. Jackson (Eds.), Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society (2nd ed., pp. 423-442). South Melbourne: Thomson

Contacts

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors considers: the concepts of aggression and violence within the context of sport, including some of the basic theoretical explanations for violent behaviour in sport; how and why ‘sports’ violence is perceived and treated differently from other forms of violence in society; the key legal issues that emerge when sports violence is dealt with by the law; the link between violence in sport and the role of sport in defining and expressing a dominant form of masculinity; and the role of the media in reproducing sports violence.

Keywords:

sports, violence

Areas of Focus

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Last Modified

December 14, 2011

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