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Boys' Bodies

Sport, Health and Physical Activity

Authors: Drummond, Murray

  • Uses a longitudinal dataset to give a real sense of evolving body perceptions over childhood 
  • Surveys the existing literature on male body image and masculinities
  • Contributes a new perspective to these debates 
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About this book

This is a book about boys’ bodies, masculinities, and the ways in which boys navigate their lives from early childhood through to the beginning of adolescence. Drummond focuses on sport, health and physical activity, and adds context to the history of male bodies, the social construction of masculinity and the role of sport as a potential rite of passage for young males. Using rich descriptive interview data with 33 boys from the ages of 5 to 13, collected over an 8- year period, Boys’ Bodies identifies important issues including the significance of muscularity and strength as signifiers of masculinity and the need for boys to be involved in “blood sports” as well as “beat girls” in sporting competitions. The meaning of health and the perception of boys’ changing bodies over time are central to the discussion. The book will appeal to researchers, teachers, practitioners, policy makers and parents.

About the authors

Murray Drummond is Research Professor in Sport, Health and Physical Activity, Flinders University, Australia.

Buy this book

Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59653-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boys' Bodies
Book Subtitle
Sport, Health and Physical Activity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59653-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 192
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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