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Author Krien, Anna, author

Title Night games : sex, power and sport / Anna Krien
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2013


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Description 270 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Pt 1 The footy show -- Pt 2 The grey zone -- Pt 3 The Winmar moment -- Pt 4 End game
Summary 'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two Collingwood players...And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in Dorcas Street, South Melbourne, the trial by media began.' - Night Games. In the tradition of Helen Garner's The First Stone comes another closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. At the centre of it is Anna Krien's account of the rape trial of a footballer. Krien offers a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture - the world of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns, the Cronulla Sharks and more. What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games involving women. These games sometimes involve consensual sex, but sometimes they don't, and sometimes they fall into a grey area. Both a courtroom drama and a riveting piece of first-person narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book from one of the young leading lights of Australian writing
Analysis Australian
Australian Rules football
Celebrity status
Crime & criminology
Sex behaviour
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Shortlisted, The Stella Prize, year 2014
Subject Athletes -- Sexual behavior -- Australia.
Athletes -- Australia -- Sexual behaviour
Australian football players -- Sexual behavior.
Australian football players -- Sexual behaviour
Football players -- Sexual behavior -- Australia.
Men -- Sexual behavior.
Men -- Sexual behaviour
Power (Social sciences)
Professional sports -- Australia.
Rape -- Australia.
Rugby League football players -- Sexual behavior.
Sex crimes -- Australia.
Rugby League football players -- Sexual behaviour
Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Australia.
Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Sports -- Australia -- Sociological aspects.
Trials (Rape) -- Australia.
ISBN 9781863956017 (paperback)
Other Titles Sex, power and sport