Eric Anderson
In The Game: Gay Athletes And The Cult Of Masculinity
July 05, 2019 Comments.. 558
In The Game Gay Athletes And The Cult Of Masculinity Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team sport athletes Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport how gay male athletes navigate this and how American masculinity is ch

  • Title: In The Game: Gay Athletes And The Cult Of Masculinity
  • Author: Eric Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780791465349
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Paperback
  • Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows how these athletes are emerging from their athletic closets and contesting the dominant norms of masculinity FromUsing interviews with openly gay and closeted team sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows how these athletes are emerging from their athletic closets and contesting the dominant norms of masculinity From the locker rooms of high school sports, where the atmosphere of don t ask, don t tell often exists, to the unique circumstances that gay athletes encounter in professional team sports, this book analyzes the agency that openly gay athletes possess to change their environments.

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    1 Blog on “In The Game: Gay Athletes And The Cult Of Masculinity

    1. Travis says:

      This is absolutely one of THE best books I've ever read! It's a sobering look at the world of male-dominated sports and casts a critical eye on hegemonic masculinity and what that means to gay athletes in the world of sports. This book was written by the first openly gay coach in the world of high school sports. After his own very painful coming out experience, he went back to school and earned his PhD in Sociology and in this book writes eloquently (and thoroughly) about the mechanisms by which [...]

    2. Abbey says:

      Having no interest in sports, I was not too excited to read this book that was assigned in my masculinity soc class. However, it provides phenomenal insight on the lives on gay athletes and was a quick and easy read. Recommended for those interested in queer studies as well as those interested in sports.

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