Hockey, The Media and Canadian Youth Culture
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The paper reveals that riots that occur after a team wins a hockey game have been present for over half a century now. The paper questions why critics say that the riots have nothing to do with the game itself, and asks whether riotous fans who partake in violent actions outside of a sporting event are considered to be isolated from the game itself, or is it the media who calls attention the connections between the violent game of hockey and subsequent rioting. This paper explores the issues surrounding the evolving game of hockey, changes in sport media culture and youth violence.
From the Paper:"The 1955 `Rocket Richard Riot'; the `magnificent mile' riots in Chicago after the Blackhawks won the cup; the 1993 riots in Montreal that engrossed the streets after the Canadians won Lord Stanley's cup; university riots in Michigan and Minnesota; and of course the Edmonton riots after a playoff victory by the Oilers (Smith 121-131). Historically, there has been over several decades of rioting in the streets by fans due to outcomes of sporting events. Each of these riots were conveyed by sports and mainstream media outlets. So what has changed? Why is the..."
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