Ch 6: Men and violence
Statistics theory glorification in the media
Similar ideas popular now
In contemporary society hyper-masculinity can be articulated through video games. For example, Gears of War stars four beastly men with huge guns and chainsaws attached to rip apart their alien counterparts. To the eyes of typical teenage male, playing this game would be pretty awesome. However, this game over emphasizes the masculine stereotype and perpetuates hyper-masculinity in the gaming community. The Gears of War game does nothing but reinforce hyper-masculinity.
"Shane Logan has an interesting 15-minute presentation through TED on masculinity and MMA. There's some good sociology in the talk (good conceptually, I would have liked to have seen more empirical evidence from his 2 years in the field, but he only had 15 minutes), specifically pinpointing how meso and macro forces influence men's decisions to engage in the sport."