chapter  3
A post-structuralist approach to hazing in sport
WithJennifer J. Waldron
Pages 17

The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate how a post-structural framework can be applied to people understanding of hazing in sport. The chapter explains the post-structuralism, and then post-structuralism applied to hazing in sport. It presents the three case studies in order to illustrate how other researchers and practitioners could use post-structuralism in their hazing work. The author frames hazing from a post-structuralist perspective, which highlights that one's self or one's identity is created and situated within daily language and discourse. Discourses 'are resources that people draw upon to explain and/or give meaning to who they are and what they experience; discourses also actively shape, enable, and/or constrain behavioral practices'. The chapter refers the discourse of hazing to the statements people make and their language they use about hazing, which help to construct the meaning and understanding of hazing. These discourses, then, produce and reproduce what they believe to be true about hazing.