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The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

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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 puzzle.

Pronger explores the paradoxical po
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 1990)
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Robin
Pronger offers sociological insights into the highly charged yet taken-for-granted intersection of sports, masculinity and homosexuality. I learned a lot from reading the book, primarily because as a woman I was not privy to the internal workings of team sports. However, anyone reading the book will probably come away with new insights.
kevin
Pronger breaks it all down and builds it back up ... there is explanation of the politics and theory of the jockstrap in here that led me to a series of paintings of said supportive garment.
Oliver Bateman
See my discussion of this influential monograph here: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-co...
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