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by Toby Miller
"Sportsex examines the landscape of sports writ global. And it is about the way sport allows men and women - but mostly men - to consider their looks, their vitality, and their relationship to their gender in ways that in any other context would be considered taboo." "Miller pays particular attention to the way celebrity is considered around the world through a number of ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 21st 2002 by Temple University Press
(first published August 1st 2002)
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Dec 25, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Sport is closely woven into established gender identities and practices – we need look no further than the amount of media coverage men and women athletes get, the cover-up of sexual abuse by athletes and other sports figures (as exposed recently by the Penn State sexual abuse scandal) or the active denigration of women as well as non-heteronormative male sexualities to see that specific gender identities and forms are validated by normalised sports practice. That this is the case is hardly ...more