The Arena of Masculinity
Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex
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Sports are perhaps the most visible expression of the ideals of masculinity in our society, and figure as a training ground on which young boys are taught what it means to be a man. Given the involvement of sports with masculinity, the homosexual athlete becomes a paradox, and the recent explosive growth of gay sporting leagues, a puzzle.
Pronger explores the paradoxical position of the gay athlete in a straight sporting world, examines the homoerotic undercurrent subliminally present in the masculine struggle of sports, and explicates the growth of gay sports in the framework of the developing gay culture.
|Sold By||St. Martin's Press|
|ISBNs||0312062931, 1429934999, 9780312062934, 1429934999, 9781429934992|
|Number of Pages||320|