Racialized Masculinity and Sport Media

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Part of the Geschlecht und Gesellschaft book series (GUG, volume 59)

Abstract

Since its earliest beginnings, sport media in the United States has been preoccupied with questions of social hierarchy. Given the overwhelming tendency of sport media to ignore female participants, its work tends to glorify particular versions of masculinity. Accounts celebrated (and still celebrate) what Michael Messner (Out of play: Critical essays on gender and sport, State University of New York Press, Albany, 2007) calls the “extreme possibilities of the male body”, often with a barely disguised erotic subtext (p. 42).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Iowa CityUSA

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