It's All for the Kids : Gender, Families, and Youth Sports

It's All for the Kids : Gender, Families, and Youth Sports

Description

Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person interviews with his own experiences as a volunteer for his sons' teams, Messner finds that despite the movement of girls into sports, gender boundaries and hierarchies still dominate, especially among the adults who run youth sports. His book widens into a provocative exploration of why youth sports matter - how they play a profound role in shaping gender, class, family, and community.


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Alan Messner
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 18mm | 408g
Publication date
03 Apr 2009
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 line illustrations, 4 tables
ISBN10
0520257103
ISBN13
9780520257108
Bestsellers rank
1,670,809