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The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport

Editors: Magrath, Rory, Cleland, Jamie, Anderson, Eric (Eds.)

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  • Offers an interdisciplinary analysis of sport’s complex relationship with masculinity
  • Examines the changing nature of homophobia in sports
  • Explores a vast arrange of themes including sexuality, injury, sexual abuse, religion, and disability
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About this book

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid transformation of masculinities in the West, largely facilitated by a decline in cultural homophobia. The significant changes in the expression of masculinity, particularly among younger generations of men, have been particularly evident in men’s team sports, which have become an increasingly diverse and inclusive culture. Drawing upon work from a wide range of established and emerging international scholars, this handbook provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of the contemporary relationship between masculinity and sport. It covers a range of areas including history, media, gender, sexuality, race, violence, and fandom, considering how they impact a range of different sports across the world. Students and scholars across many disciplines will find the unparalleled overview provided by these specially commissioned chapters an invaluable resource.

About the authors

Rory Magrath is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Southampton Solent University, UK.

Jamie Cleland is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Management at the University of South Australia.

Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport, Masculinities, and Sexualities at the University of Winchester, UK.

Reviews

“Sports have long been a primary site for expressions of masculinity. This well-edited collection indicates that these expressions have become increasingly diverse as hegemonic masculinity is challenged, contested, and rejected by athletes across teams, sports, and societies. These 30 articles capture these changes and provide examples of how a growing number of men in sports are pushing normative boundaries and giving each other more space to express who they are on and off the field. This seldom occurs without struggle and painful experiences, but this collection provides evidence to support optimism.” (Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, USA)
“This impressive Handbook brings together an international group of scholars to provide a go-to resource for understanding the intersection of masculinity and sport. Important topics are covered from violence and abuse to disability, embodiment and sexuality, with the sports discussed including Turkish oil wrestling, dancing on YouTube and roller derby.” (Mark McCormack, University of Roehampton)
The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport offers a fantastic overview of contemporary research and theorizing at the intersection of two vitally important cultural phenomena. Its chapters cover men’s engagement in and relationship to an eclectic assortment of sports in a diverse set of contexts, examined from numerous methodological and conceptual viewpoints, making for an important addition to both masculinity studies and the sociology of sport. No doubt this text will quickly find its place in recommended reading lists across a wide range of university courses worldwide.” (Alex Channon, University of Brighton, UK)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Introducing the Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport

    Pages 1-16

    Magrath, Rory (et al.)

  • Theories of Men and Masculinity, and Their Ability to Account for Positive Change

    Pages 19-38

    Ralph, Brittany (et al.)

  • Arousing Cheer: Exhibitionism in Men’s Sports from Weimar to the Present

    Pages 39-56

    Jensen, Erik N.

  • ‘Land of My Fathers’: Reflections on the Evolution of a Modern Sports Club

    Pages 57-71

    Williams, Campbell

  • Sexual Abuse and Masculine Cultures: Reflections on the British Football Scandal of 2016

    Pages 73-93

    Dixon, Kevin

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19799-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19798-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport
Editors
  • Rory Magrath
  • Jamie Cleland
  • Eric Anderson
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19799-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19799-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19798-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 560
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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