Conceptualizing Embodied Masculinities in Global Sport

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FIT Publishing, West Virginia University
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Embodied Masculinities in Global Sport, 2015, pp. 1 - 15
Issue Date:
2015
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What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be “masculine”? Why do some" "males feel a need to prove their sense of “manliness”? Such questions have attracted a growing body of scholarship over recent decades. This is not merely about academics; issues of gender identity are part of the daily lives of people globally (Heasley, 2013). There is often a desire for a simple conception of what men (and women) either “are” or “should be” and how they ought to conduct themselves publicly and privately in "accordance with “routine” gender norms.
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