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Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 1000
Professor
Yuka Nakamura
Semester
Winter

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Violence and Sport & Pain 01/29/2014 • Are we violent by nature?  • How many of you like violence in sport?  • Is violence inevitable? • Does sport help to be less/more violent? •  Sport and war  • hockey = some coaches comparing hockey to gang activity  • football = 92% OF NFL PLAYERS WILL BE HURTA • super bowl and the army  • Violent Behaviour  • violent behaviour develops as a result of complex interactions between neurobiological and  environmental factors (nurture)  • nature can be tamed by nurture  Validation of Violent Behaviour  • via sports athletes get validated for their aggressive behaviour  • pursuit of dominance lies at heart of all athletic contests  01/29/2014 no difference between dog fighting and football  Gameness the willingness to go on  • Injuries are normalized, and expected to play through injury  •  Are pain and injury necessary to sport  • u cant do that with dog fighting  • pain and injury are necessary for the sport  • pain and injury are also important in sport  • concussions and sub concussions – not immediate impacts, but research shows they are the deadly  killers • culture and society put too much value in hegemonic masculinity  nd 2  reading • unspeakable pain, welcomed pain­ pain is good , hidden pain – threat to masculinity, locked pain –  trapped by pain, naming pain  • UNSPEAK
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