In the Game : Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity

In the Game : Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity

Description

Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing. By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows how these athletes are emerging from their athletic closets and contesting the dominant norms of masculinity. From the locker rooms of high school sports, where the atmosphere of "don't ask, don't tell" often exists, to the unique circumstances that gay athletes encounter in professional team sports, this book analyzes the agency that openly gay athletes possess to change their environments.


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Details

Author(s)
Eric Anderson, C. L. Cole, Michael Alan Messner
Format
Paperback | 222 pages
Dimensions
155.45 x 228.09 x 13.97mm | 318g
Publication date
06 Jan 2005
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publication City/Country
Albany, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
Illustrations note
Total Illustrations: 0
ISBN10
0791465349
ISBN13
9780791465349
Bestsellers rank
1,685,668