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(Re)creating multiple masculinities: Crocket’s Ultimate Frisbee

Some say that over the past 10 years there has been an increasing focus on the complexity and diversity of masculinities produced in sporting contexts. Newly contributing to the literature on this subject is Dr. Hamish Crocket, who is a Sport and Leisure Studies Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In a forthcoming article for the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Dr. Crocket illustrates his perspective :

“I draw on Foucauldian notions of power and discourse to examine the performances of elite male Ultimate players. Based on a year-long ethnographic study with an elite male Ultimate team, I contribute to this growing body of literature by analyzing the performance of multiple masculinities by players within this team.” [our hyperlink]

Note [1] ‘Ultimate’ in this context refers to Ultimate Frisbee.

See: ‘This is men’s ultimate’: (Re)creating multiple masculinities in elite open Ultimate Frisbee’

Note [2] Also see Dr. Crocket’s 406 page Ultimate Frisbee related doctorial thesis in which he asks : “What forms of problematization and practices of self underpin Ultimate players’ creation of an ethical self through an aesthetics of existence?”

Note [3] Dr. Crocket not only writes about the philosophical and sociological implications of Ultimate Frisbee, he also plays it. A short (possibly unauthorised) biog. can be found here courtesy of  the UK-based Kent  Ultimate team.

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