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The Arena of Masculinity

Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

The Arena of Masculinity( )
Author: Pronger, Brian
ISBN:978-1-4299-3499-2
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Imprint:Saint Martin's Griffin
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

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...
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