Power at Play by Michael A. Messner
Sports and the Problem of Masculinity (Men and Masculinity Series)

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Based on interviews with a diverse group of former high school, college, and professional athletes, Power at Play examines the important role sports play in defining masculinity for American men.
 

About Michael A. Messner

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Michael A. Messner is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California and the author of several books including "Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Beacon Press. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Fuzzy, argot-driven tract on men and sport.

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You bet: men's studies scholars Messner (Power at Play) and Sabo (Jock), who have taught and written about the subject for more than a decade, have never been more serious than in this collection of essays and articles that address the relationship between sports and violence.

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This provocative study by a sociology professor at the University of Southern California is based on interviews he conducted in the mid-1980s with 30 male former athletes (some of whom disliked being called ``former'') whose involvement with organized sport occurred in either high school, college...

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