Steroids, Male Body Image, and the Intimate Self

West Virginia University Press
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Embodied Masculinities in Global Sport, 2015, pp. 151 - 169
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Struggles for social distinction, status, and identity are fundamental dimensions of societies the world over (Bourdieu, 1987). Within that milieu, two facets are of interest here are conceptions of gender and norms of physical appearance. In keeping with the theme of this book, the focus is with male embodiment and notions of masculinity—in this case, the body as a locus for the physical expression of manliness.
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