A Situational Analysis of Boxing

Fulton, John (2019) A Situational Analysis of Boxing. International Journal of Sport and Society, 11 (1). pp. 24-42. ISSN 2152-7857

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Abstract: This study, undertaken in North East England, examines the way in which discourses around masculinity are reflected and reproduced in amateur boxing. With the decline of heavy industry, young men have had to seek other ways of expressing their masculinity. Boxing clubs provided a setting in which the hegemony of masculinity in the area could be practiced. A more inclusive environment began to develop in boxing clubs, however, and young men had to find alternative methods of expressing their masculinity while maintaining hegemonic control. One of the means by which they did this was to use boxing in an entrepreneurial way.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Services > University of Sunderland Inst of Sport
Depositing User: John Fulton
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 11:51
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:16
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11386
ORCID for John Fulton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2059-6932

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