Love Fighting Hate Violence: An Anti-Violence Program for Martial Arts and Combat Sports


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Channon, Alex and Matthews, Christopher (2018) Love Fighting Hate Violence: An Anti-Violence Program for Martial Arts and Combat Sports In: Burdsey, Daniel, Carter, Thomas and Doidge, Mark, eds. Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures. Routhledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138052246

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This chapter outlines the Love Fighting Hate Violence (LFHV) project: an anti-violence initiative aimed at inspiring reflection and generating pedagogical interventions within martial arts and combat sports. The goal of LFHV is to harness the potential of these activities for educating people about violence, specifically with respect to understanding the principles of consent and violation. The chapter provides a theoretical overview of the project's core philosophy by way of an interactionist reading of fights as social encounters. It then turns to discussing some of the practical materials already developed for use within LFHV. These draw on the aforementioned theory, as well as a values-based teaching methodology, to frame the potential contribution that this project can make to anti-violence education.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Additional Information: This is an Authors’ Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published in the book Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures, edited by Thomas F. Carter, Daniel Burdsey and Mark Doidge, copyright Routledge, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-138-05224-6.
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C800 Psychology > C813 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 03:00
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 00:38

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