Everyday masculinities and extreme sport [electronic resource] : male identity and rock climbing / Victoria Robinson.
- English ed.
- Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008.
1 online resource (191 p.)
- Rock climbing.
Sports -- Social aspects.
Sports -- Psychological aspects.
Men -- Identity.
- Electronic books.
- Rock climbing is one of today's most popular 'extreme sports.' Although many women are involved, the sport retains a particularly male image and culture. Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport presents the first in-depth study of rock climbing in the UK, analysing what it reveals about the contemporary construction and performance of masculinity through sport. One of the key concerns of the book is the relationship between everyday masculinity and the pursuit of the extraordinary through sport. Drawing on insights from sociology and gender studies, the book challenges traditional approaches
- Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledegments; CHAPTER 1Introduction; CHAPTER 2Theorizing Sporting Masculinities; CHAPTER 3Problematizing 'Extreme' Sports; CHAPTER 4Men's Sporting Identities; CHAPTER 5'Belay Bunnies': Sport, Gender Relations andMasculinities; CHAPTER 6Sporting Inner Lives: Emotions, Intimacies andFriendship; CHAPTER 7The Sporting Balance: Family, Relationships and Work; CHAPTER 8Everyday Bodies and Sport; CHAPTER 9Risking It; Conclusion: A Different Kind of Hard?; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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