The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport

  • Rory Magrath
  • Jamie Cleland
  • Eric Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rory Magrath, Jamie Cleland, Eric Anderson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

  7. Part V

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 557-560

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.


Sexuality sociology media culture homophobia LGBT bromance football rugby

Editors and affiliations

  • Rory Magrath
    • 1
  • Jamie Cleland
    • 2
  • Eric Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19798-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19799-5
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