Taking the Field
Women, Men, and Sports
By (author) Michael Alan Messner
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Taking the Field by Michael Alan Messner
Book DescriptionIn the past, when sport simply excluded girls, the equation of males with active athletic power and of females with weakness and passivity seemed to come easily, almost naturally. Now, however, with girlsOCO and womenOCOs dramatic movement into sport, the process of exclusion has become a bit subtler, a bit more complicated-and yet, as Michael Messner shows us in this provocative book, no less effective. In "Taking the Field," Messner argues that despite profound changes, the world of sport largely retains and continues its longtime conservative role in gender relations.To explore the current paradoxes of gender in sport, Messner identifies and investigates three levels at which the center of sport is constructed: the day-to-day practices of sport participants, the structured rules and hierarchies of sport institutions, and the dominant symbols and belief systems transmitted by the major sports media. Using these insights, he analyzes a moment of gender construction in the lives of four- and five-year-old children at a soccer opening ceremony, the way menOCOs violence is expressed through sport, the interplay of financial interests and dominant menOCOs investment in maintaining the status quo in the face of recent challenges, and the cultural imagery at the core of sport, particularly televised sports. Through these examinations Messner lays bare the practices and ideas that buttress-as well as those that seek to disrupt-the masculine center of sport.a"Taking the Field" exposes the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which men and women collectively construct gender through their interactions-interactions contextualized in the institutions and symbols of sport."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816634491
(228mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Alan Messner
Child's Play, Hardback (February 2016)
Is sport good for kids? When answering this question, both critics and advocates of youth sports tend to fixate on matters of health. Child's Play presents a more nuanced examination of the issue, considering not only the physical impacts of youth athletics, but its psychological and social ramifications as well.
It's All for the Kids, Paperback (March 2009)View all books by Michael Alan Messner
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