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The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance$
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Deborah Jump

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529203240

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529203240.001.0001

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The Appeal and Desistance-Promoting Potential of Boxing

The Appeal and Desistance-Promoting Potential of Boxing

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(p.17) 2 The Appeal and Desistance-Promoting Potential of Boxing
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The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance
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Deborah Jump

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529203240.003.0003

The chapter further explores the meaning of boxing for young men, and considers sport as definer of masculinity and domination. I consider the ways in which boxing forms part of class and masculine discourses. I therefore discuss the appeal of boxing from a class based masculine perspective and outline how contact sports form part of male working-class identities, particularly those that are informed by ‘hardmen’ discourses. Thus, boxing’s appeal is enduring, as it not only supports and perpetuates identity formation among men who use violence as a mechanism of control and domination, but further allows them to express this in their performance of masculinity and sport.

Keywords:   Desistance, Violence, Sport, Masculinity, Class, Gender

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