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dc.contributor.authorGregory, Ryan
dc.description1 broadside. Designed using Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to explain why we, as fans, love to watch sports; specifically why we absorb the violence involved in these sports. When you look at Roman gladiators, football players, boxers, etc., they square off against an opponent in front of large crowds. Fans flock into arenas, often paying top dollar, to see these athletes physically beat up on each other. Fans love to see a linebacker deliver a bone crushing hit on the quarterback. The crowd goes wild when a boxer connects a vicious haymaker that knockouts their opponent. This research aims to answer why fans love this violence.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2014.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Hightower Symposium Presentations Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleWhy We Watch: Understanding Fans Infatuation with Violence in Sportsen_US

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