Out of Play : Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

Out of Play : Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

Description

From beer ads in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue to four-year-old boys and girls playing soccer; from male athletes' sexual violence against women to homophobia and racism in sport, Out of Play analyzes connections between gender and sport from the 1980s to the present. The book illuminates a wide range of contemporary issues in popular culture, children's sports, and women's and men's college and professional sports. Each chapter is preceded by a short introduction that lays out the context in which the piece was written. Drawing on his own memories as a former athlete, informal observations of his children's sports activities, and more formal research such as life-history interviews with athletes and content analyses of sports media, Michael A. Messner presents a multifaceted picture of gender constructed through an array of personalities, institutions, cultural symbols, and everyday interactions.


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Details

Author(s)
Michael Alan Messner, Raewyn W. Connell
Format
Hardback | 240 pages
Dimensions
152.4 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 472g
Publication date
05 Jul 2007
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publication City/Country
Albany, NY, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Total Illustrations: 0
ISBN10
0791471713
ISBN13
9780791471715