Boyhood, sport, and the mild brutalization of the body

Jeff Hearn*

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In this contribution, I consider some appreciative links and qualified connections between Raewyn Connell's work and my own. In particular, I use the example of sport, a key area in the making of boys and young men in many parts of the world, with special reference to body, practice, and theoretical and empirical conceptualizations of masculinity.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalBoyhood Studies
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)104-115
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article


  • 514,1 Sociology
  • 520 Other social sciences
  • Body
  • Boyhood
  • Masculinity
  • Sport
  • Young men


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