Out of Play: Critical Essays on Gender and Sport / Edition 1

Out of Play: Critical Essays on Gender and Sport / Edition 1

by Michael A. Messner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791471721

ISBN-13: 9780791471722

Pub. Date: 07/05/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

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

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A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791471722
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/05/2007
Series:
SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Raewyn Connell
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Gender and Sports

Part I. Sport as a Gender Construction Site

1. Barbie Girls versus Sea Monsters: Children Constructing Gender

2. Sports and Male Domination: The Female Athlete as Contested Ideological Terrain

Part II. Masculinities: Class, Race, Sexualities

3. Masculinities and Athletic Careers

4. White Men Misbehaving: Feminism, Afrocentrism, and the Promise of a Critical Standpoint

5. Studying Up on Sex

Part III. Bodies and Violence

6. When Bodies Are Weapons: Masculinity and Violence in Sport

7. Scoring without Consent: Confronting Male Athletes’ Sexual Violence against Women (with Mark Stevens)

Part IV. Gendered Imagery

8. Outside the Frame: Newspaper Coverage of the Sugar Ray Leonard Wife Abuse Story (with William S. Solomon)

9. The Televised Sports Manhood Formula (with Michele Dunbar and Darnell Hunt)

10. This Revolution Is Not Being Televised (with Margaret Carlisle Duncan and Nicole Willms)

11. The Male Consumer as Loser: Beer and Liquor Ads in Mega Sports Media Events (with Jeffrey Montez de Oca)

Bibliography
Index

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