In the Game

Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity

Eric Anderson
eISBN-13: 9780791482872

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2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

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.

ISBNs 9780791465332, 0791482871, 9780791482872
Language English
Number of Pages 222