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The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

By: Brian Pronger
Length: 488 pages
Release date: 04/01/2011
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Summary of The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex

Sports are perhaps the most visible expression of the ideals of masculinity in our society, and figure as a training ground on which young boys are taught what it means to be a man. Given the involvement of sports with masculinity, the homosexual athlete becomes a paradox, and the recent explosive growth of gay sporting leagues, a puzzle.

Pronger explores the paradoxical position of the gay athlete in a straight sporting world, examines the homoerotic undercurrent subliminally present in the masculine struggle of sports, and explicates the growth of gay sports in the framework of the developing gay culture.


 

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