In The Game: Gay Athletes And The Cult Of Masculinity (S U N by Eric Anderson

By Eric Anderson

Examines the connection among homosexual male athletes, game, and American masculinity.

Using interviews with overtly homosexual and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in activity, how homosexual male athletes navigate this, and the way American masculinity is altering. through detailing person stories, Anderson indicates how those athletes are rising from their athletic closets and contesting the dominant norms of masculinity. From the locker rooms of highschool activities, the place the ambience of “don’t ask, don’t inform” frequently exists, to the original conditions that homosexual athletes come across in expert crew activities, this e-book analyzes the organisation that brazenly homosexual athletes own to alter their environments.

Eric Anderson is Lecturer on Sociology at Stony Brook collage, kingdom collage of recent York and the writer of Trailblazing: the genuine tale of America’s First brazenly homosexual song Coach.

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