Sport, Masculinities and the Body (Hardback)
  • Sport, Masculinities and the Body (Hardback)
zoom

Sport, Masculinities and the Body (Hardback)

(author)
£115.00
Hardback 166 Pages / Published: 29/05/2009
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This groundbreaking work explores masculinity and the body within sports. Sports continue to retain expectations for presentations of specific forms of masculinity. The body is central to these presentations. These everyday bodily performances are rehearsed and performed either successfully or unsuccessfully - and the consequences of these actions play a significant part in the ability of the individual to continue to take part. Through participant observations, sporting life-history interviews (with over forty men) and research with children, this book examines the ways in which 'appropriate' sporting masculinities are learned and enacted to varying degrees of success. Wellard highlights the social processes which impact upon individual constructions and formulations of masculine identity and reviews these in relation to broader debates on gender, embodiment and sporting participation. This book contributes not only to the academic fields of sport and gender, but also to the efforts to confront continued forms of 'accepted' gender discrimination.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415994088
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Story of Swimming
Added to basket
Cycling Cultures
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Come Out Swinging
Added to basket
£24.00
Hardback
Wish You Were Here!
Added to basket
Podium
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Steel City Rivals
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Birdscapes
Added to basket
£24.00
Hardback
Celtic Submari
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Routledge Companion to Sports History
Added to basket
The City of Words
Added to basket
Game Play
Added to basket
£23.99
Paperback
Football, Fascism and Fandom
Added to basket
What Sport Tells Us About Life
Added to basket
Darts in England, 1900-1939
Added to basket
Steaming In
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Cultural Citizenship
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.