Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

An Identity-based Perspective

by McKay, Jim; Messner, Michael; Sabo, Donald

Exploring the more sophisticated and nuanced perspective in the era of sports dominance in America, athletics have become both a metaphor and reality of American masculinity. Edited by three of the leading scholars at the intersection of masculinity and sports studies, this volume offers a fascinating articulation on the state of athletics in modern society. Each part of this volume examines a significant arena and tackles some of the most deeply rooted issues within the field of sports. From the mechanisms by which masculinity is interwoven into sports, to the violence encoded within the field, this book provides an insiders look at the state of gender relations being contested and transformed.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: May 2000
  • English
  • 9781452263717 / 0761912711
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 33.99 GBP
  • Pages: 344
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Blake E. Ashforth.
  • Page size: 23
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Series: SAGE Series on Men and Masculinity
  • Series Part: 11
  • Reference Code: BDZ0002672621