Power at Play / Edition 1

Power at Play / Edition 1

by Michael A. Messner
     
 

ISBN-10: 080704105X

ISBN-13: 9780807041055

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Beacon

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807041055
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,028,086
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Sport, Men, and Gender7
2Boyhood: The Promise of Sport24
3The Meaning of Success42
4The Embodiment of Masculinity61
5Friendship, Intimacy, and Sexuality85
6Out of the Limelight: Disengagement from the Athletic Career108
7Life after Sport129
8Sport and Gender Relations: Continuity, Contradiction, and Change149
Appendix 1: Individual Data on Interviewees174
Appendix 2: Interviewing Male Former Athletes177
Appendix 3: Social Class and Race of Interviewees182
Notes187
Bibliography217
Index235

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