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Power At Play : Sports and the Problem of Masculinity - Michael A. Messner

Power At Play

Sports and the Problem of Masculinity

Paperback Published: 30th April 1995
ISBN: 9780807041055
Number Of Pages: 256

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Based on interviews with a diverse group of former high school, college, and professional athletes, "Power at Play" examines the important role sports play in defining masculinity for American men.

"An examination of the heartland of masculinity. . . Power at Play tells us about [sport's] compelling allure, its ability to bestow self-confidence and social status. . . but also [about] the dark side of the athletic subculture. A work of clarity and insight." --Gender and Society "An eye opener about sport and its meaning. . . Loaded with valuable insights." --San Francisco Chronicle

"The first examination of American jock culture that makes sense to me . . . Parents of young kids may find it especially interesting." --Whole Earth Review

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Sport, Men, and Genderp. 7
Boyhood: The Promise of Sportp. 24
The Meaning of Successp. 42
The Embodiment of Masculinityp. 61
Friendship, Intimacy, and Sexualityp. 85
Out of the Limelight: Disengagement from the Athletic Careerp. 108
Life after Sportp. 129
Sport and Gender Relations: Continuity, Contradiction, and Changep. 149
Appendix 1: Individual Data on Intervieweesp. 174
Appendix 2: Interviewing Male Former Athletesp. 177
Appendix 3: Social Class and Race of Intervieweesp. 182
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780807041055
ISBN-10: 080704105X
Series: Men and Masculinity
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th April 1995
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37