Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport
- Jim McKay - Australia, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
- Michael A. Messner - University of Southern California, USA, Sociology, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
- Donald Sabo - D’Youville College, Sociology, USA, Sociology, D'Youville College
In the era of sports dominance in America, athletics have become both a metaphor and reality of American masculinity. Edited by three of the leading scholars at the intersection of masculinity and sports studies, this volume offers a fascinating articulation on the state of athletics in modern society. Each part of the volume examines a significant arena and tackles some of the most deeply rooted issues within the field of sports. From the mechanisms by which masculinity is interwoven into sports to the violence encoded within the field, this book provides an insiders look at the state of gender relations.
Really great book which explores a number of masculinities topics in the sporting environment. A substancial number of our students explore violence and masculinities for their dissertations and this has been passed on as Core for their work in addition to essential reading on all sports sociology modules that include gender and deviance.
A seminal text in the area of masculinities and sport! This will be adopted.
This is a clear and thoughtfully comprised book. McKay demonstrates not only a thorough understanding of the complex socio-cultural issues that confound the discipline, but also, a genuine sensibility toward and sensitivity about how these influence athletes' lives, experiences and identities and the sport industry writ large. His use of a range of novel examples from a variety of different context should certainly be appreciated by contemporary sport studies students.
This book is certainly a very accessible text for pre-degree and first and second year undergraduate students.
Unfortunately, given the plethora of book currently on the market, and more constantly emerging, McKay's work may not be afforded the attention or recognition it deserves.
A useful collection of papers which, while a little dated now, still hold relevance in ongoing debates surrounding masculinities and sports culture.
impressive book. deal with the main issues of the subjuct
A key text in understanding and applying gender in sports studies. Varied practical examplars from authors makes for interesting and critical reading. When the sociological content of the courses expands at Hartpury I will recommend further.