Dogfighting: Symbolic Expression and Validation of Masculinity

@article{Evans1998DogfightingSE,
  title={Dogfighting: Symbolic Expression and Validation of Masculinity},
  author={R. Evans and D. K. Gauthier and C. Forsyth},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1998},
  volume={39},
  pages={825-838}
}
  • R. Evans, D. K. Gauthier, C. Forsyth
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Sex Roles
  • This study examines the issue of masculinity indogfighting. Dogfighting is an illegal gaming sportcentered in the Southern United States. The data for thisstudy were obtained via ethnographic fieldwork over a period of two years. Interviews wereconducted with 31 dogmen, approximately 90% of whom werewhite males. In addition the authors attended 14dogfights and numerous pre-fight meetings. We argue that specific elements of this sport representsymbolic attempts at attaining and maintaining honor… CONTINUE READING
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