Sportsex / Edition 1

Sportsex / Edition 1

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

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Overview

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 different athletic activities. Along the way he also offers his own personal connection to sport as both a researcher and recipient of its abuses and pleasures.

In a world where everything is considered in its relationship to globalization, sport is one of the few arenas of social life that can be seen concretely in international terms. Sportsex opens that world up in a way that is accessible and significant for anyone interested in the shape of our emerging world culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566399944
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
08/21/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sportsextro1
1Bodnam: Body, Nation, Media15
2Commodifying the Male Body = Problematizing Hegemonic Masculinity?47
3Panic Sports and the Racialized Male Body79
4Courting Lesbianism103
Conclusion: Booters with Hooters127
Notes135
Works Cited145
Index175

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