Unformatted text preview: much happier world and potentially a world that isn’t as materialistic. Another idea that I could relate to especially being an athlete was Gorer’s idea about “aggressive masculinity.” In football and other sports that I have played I have directly seen how this concept affects others. Many men are aggressive in both active and passive ways. This can lead to tension within a group and can also lead to a direct correlation of violence. Gorer shows that in studies of peaceful versus violent cultures the cultures that had adopted ideas of “aggressive masculinity” had a higher prevalence of violence. I’ve seen aggression lead to violence in team dynamics and as Gorer’s studies show this can be translated to the bigger picture of society as a whole....
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- Winter '11
- elite social class, versus violent cultures, Geoffry Gorer