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The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

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by Brian Pronger
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The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex by Brian Pronger

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.

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Pages: 320
Size: 3.9 MB
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781429934992 (DRM-EPUB)

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