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The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex (Stonewall Inn Editions)-Brian Pronger

  • Title: The Arena of Masculinity: Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning of Sex (Stonewall Inn Editions)
  • Author: Brian Pronger
  • Released: 1992-05-01
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  • Pages: 305
  • ISBN: 0312292570
  • ISBN13: 978-0312292577
  • ASIN: 0312292570

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From Library Journal A Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, Pronger seeks to interpret the male homosexual experience in the world of sports as a way of analyzing the meaning of sex and gender in contemporary, middle-class North American society. Alternately academic (setting up such sociological constructs), anecdotal (excerpting interviews with 34 men), and personal, the author explores covert homoeroticism in sports, athletic images as erotic icons for gay men, and the increase of gay sports in the arena of developing gay culture. A provocative, if sometimes awkward, study tackling a long-ignored aspect of sports.
- James E. Van Buskirk, San Francisco P.L.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review "A remarkable discussion of athletics, male sexuality, and gay sensibility that has not heretofore been heard in tones above a whisper. A stunning achievement."—Books in Canada

"A significant contribution to the critical literature about sex and gender roles."—San Francisco Bay Times

"A refreshing, often humorous look at gay sensibility that debunks many traditional, macho-male icons."—Vancouver Sun

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