In the Game

In the Game : Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity

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Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing. By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows how these athletes are emerging from their athletic closets and contesting the dominant norms of masculinity. From the locker rooms of high school sports, where the atmosphere of "don't ask, don't tell" often exists, to the unique circumstances that gay athletes encounter in professional team sports, this book analyzes the agency that openly gay athletes possess to change their environments.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 155.45 x 228.09 x 13.97mm | 318g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791465349
  • 9780791465349
  • 1,625,554

About Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is Lecturer on Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York and the author of Trailblazing: The True Story of America's First Openly Gay Track Coach.
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