Tag Archives: ice hockey

Code of Honor

“There is a fine line between how much violence causes entertainment and how much violence causes social disgust. When it comes to episodes of violence where the violence is kept to a minimum and no one really gets hurt, fighting … Continue reading

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Ritual

Why is it that fighting in the NHL is a culturally embedded aspect of ice-hockey and how does this violence serve as a form of entertainment? Does it benefit the sport or take away from it? It was the violence … Continue reading

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The desire for battle.

I couldn’t think of a clever title for my research post, but I have most definitely gathered all my ideas and formulated a question that will guide my research that’ll without a doubt spear-head my project. I chose to not … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Stands

To this day, I have yet to play actually ice-hockey. The closest I have ever came to professional ice-hockey is going to the ice-skating rink with my 7 year old cousin. Although a much softer form of the sport, it … Continue reading

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Bambi on Ice

The sport that I have been interacting with the past few weeks is ice hockey. Growing up in the south Bay Area I slowly learned that, while ice hockey didn’t have as much national popularity as football, baseball, or basketball, … Continue reading

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Call in the goon squad!

 (Click to enlarge.) The image I chose to analyze is complex in its composition but provides valuable insight into the world of ice hockey and the stereotypes it perpetuates as well as rejects. The large white portion on the bottom … Continue reading

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Brutes?

The image I chose to audit both represents and challenges the stereotype that the sport of professional hockey is believed to be a sport of brutes who consider fighting apart of hockey culture. When closely evaluating the image from a … Continue reading

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