Skating while black: Performances of race and gender within recreational ice hockey

Nikolas Dickerson


In this paper I use auto-ethnography to illuminate how the sporting space of hockey can construct understandings of race and masculinity. Through personal vignettes I carve out the ways I am read as a black male within the space of hockey, while at the same time re-constructing my own identity as a black male through the writing process. Thus this paper uses evocative forms of writing to engage the reader and open up a dilagoue about the ways race and gender structure the space of sport. 


Gender; Race; Auto-Ethnography; Sport

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