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Cannibal capitalism: Derek Boogaard, hockey and head trauma

Turns out that the 3-part New York Times (you still suck) documentary is available at youtube.  Worth watching for the discussion of representation, violence, and consumption of sports bodies.  Cannibal capitalism – mediated violence where viewers devour the bodies of sports stars who are trading of their bodies for fame.

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Documentary on hockey enforcer Boogaard

There has been a lot of discussion about football injuries and concussions.  The New York Times is building a fascinating case study about an NHL enforcer.  Here is the short film about Derek Boogaard.  I’m impressed with the access and the tone.


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