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date: 27 June 2019

Anti-Jock Movement 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Brian WilsonBrian WILSON

The “anti-jock” movement is a mainly online, youth-driven response to concerns about high school and mainstream sport cultures. The movement is led by young males who are (or have been) marginalized within a status system in high schools that commonly privileges members of hyper-masculine sport teams (e.g., gridiron football). That members of the anti-jock movement connect and promote their viewpoints online is considered relevant for thinking about the mobilizing potential offered to young people by new technologies. ...

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