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The arena of masculinity : sports, homosexuality, and the meaning of sex

Author: Brian Pronger
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 cultural puzzle. Pronger explores the paradoxical position of the gay athlete in a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Pronger
ISBN: 0312050534 9780312050535
OCLC Number: 21558869
Description: xii, 305 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Eros --
Gender --
Orthodoxy: the heterosexual myth --
The homoerotic paradox --
The social construction of homosexuality --
The triad of gay sensibility: de-emphasis, irony, change --
Athletic allure --
The meaning of fucking --
Desiring men --
Power play --
Muscles --
The jock strap --
Image-making --
Sport and the homoerotic paradox: looking, hard-ons, responding --
Gay culture: shared sensibilities, fem, camp, butch, gay culture in gay sports, gay pride and the gay games, the ghetto --
Integrity and coming out of hiding --
Who's who: the gay gaze --
Integration.
Responsibility: Brian Pronger.
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Abstract:

"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 cultural 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."--Back cover

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