Taking the Field

A hard-hitting look at the persistent inequities in women’s sports participation. Michael Messner argues that despite profound changes, the world of sport largely retains and continues its longtime conservative role in gender relations.

Taking the Field

A hard-hitting look at the persistent inequities in women{u2019}s sports participation. Michael Messner argues that despite profound changes, the world of sport largely retains and continues its longtime conservative role in gender relations.

Sports Science Handbook A H

sport , leisure and popular culture . Aldershot , England : Ashgate Publishing ... Sex role orientation of male and female collegiate athletes from selected individual and sport teams . ... Taking the field : Women , men and sports .

Sports Science Handbook  A H

A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.

Sport Beer and Gender

In S. Birrell & C.L. Cole ( Eds . ) , Women , sport & culture ( pp . 65–80 ) . Champaign , IL : Human Kinetics Books . Messner , M. ( 2002 ) . Taking the field : Women , men , and sports . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press .

Sport  Beer  and Gender

Contemporary gendered identity." --Book Jacket.

Gender Sexuality and Intimacy A Contexts Reader

Women, Sport and Culture. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. A collection of feminist critiques of sport that includes several influential contributions on men and masculinity. Brownell, Susan. 1995. Training the Body for China: Sports in ...

Gender  Sexuality  and Intimacy  A Contexts Reader

This new anthology from SAGE brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the American Sociological Association. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the "public face" of sociology. Jodi O’Brien and Arlene Stein, former Contexts Editors, have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Built to win: The female athlete as cultural icon. ... Critical postmodernism in human movement, physical education, and sport, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 157–182. Kane, M.J. 1995. ... Taking the field: Women, men, and sports.

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of PCS, drawing on transdisciplinary expertise from areas as diverse as sport studies, sociology, history, cultural studies, performance studies and anthropology. Featuring chapters written by world-leading scholars, this handbook examines the most important themes and issues within PCS, exploring the active body through the lens of class, age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, medicine, religion, space and culture. Each chapter provides an overview of the state of knowledge in a particular subject area, while also considering possibilities for developing future research. Representing a landmark contribution to physical cultural studies and allied fields, the Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies is an essential text for any undergraduate or postgraduate course on physical culture, sports studies, leisure studies, the sociology of sport, the body, or sport and social theory.

Sport Physical Recreation and the Law

McCutcheon, J. P. (2000) 'Sports discipline and the rule of law' in S. Greenfield and G. Osborn (eds) Lawand Sport in Contemporary Society London: Frank Cass, ... Taking the Field: Women, Men and Sports, Sport and Culture Series, vol.

Sport  Physical Recreation and the Law

It is important for anybody involved in sport and physical recreation to be aware of the legal context in which their activity takes place, to develop an understanding of their legal responsibilities and to know what might happen if something goes wrong. Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law is the first textbook on this difficult subject for students and practitioners in sport and physical recreation. Covering a wide range of legal principles and cases, this textbook introduces the reader to legal systems, terminology, databases and the use of case law. Designed to encourage analysis, reflection and the application of examples and ideas from the reader’s own experience, the book clearly and comprehensively explains key topics such as: socio-legal aspects of sports violence and criminal liability negligence and defences against negligence manslaughter by individuals and organizations in sport principles of natural justice, disciplinary tribunals and doping discrimination, harassment and child protection risk management, statutory duties, and breaches of health and safety criminal liability – recognized sports, hazing, and cage fighting. Including over 300 exercises, hypothetical scenarios, investigative tasks and seminar activities, this book is an essential course text for all students of sport, recreation and the law, and an invaluable reference for coaches, physical education teachers and those who play, lead or organize sport and physical recreation.

International Sports Press Survey 2011

Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Rowe, D. (1999). Sport, Culture and the Media. Buckingham: Open University Press Smart, Barry (2005). The Sport Star: Modern Sport and the ...

International Sports Press Survey 2011

The International Sports Press Survey 2011 is a comparative study on the quality of sports reporting in print media. The editors, Thomas Horky and Jörg-Uwe Nieland, present an analysis of data from 22 countries and add more specific research in 14 selected country studies. The world’s largest study of its kind helps to identify similarities and differences in sports reporting. The results are placed in the context of the print media crisis, and conclusions are drawn to deal with the new challenges for sports journalism.

Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field Andrew C. Billings, Michael L. Butterworth. 772–792. ... Taking the field: Women, men and sports. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. ... Twitter and conversations about sport culture and gender.

Communication and Sport

Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field provides students with an understanding of sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations through an examination of a wide range of topics. Authors Andrew C. Billings and Michael L. Butterworth address everything from youth to amateur to professional sports through varied lenses, including mythology, community, and identity. A comprehensive focus on communication scholarship gives attention to the ways that sports produce, maintain, or resist cultural attitudes about race, gender, sexuality, class, and politics. The Fourth Edition includes new interviews with prominent figures in the field and new discussions on current events like the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sport and Gender Identities

Messner, M. (1988) 'Sports and male domination: the female athlete as contested ideological terrain', Sociology of Sport Journal, 5: 197–211. Messner, M. (2002) Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports, Minneapolis, MN: University of ...

Sport and Gender Identities

This important new book brings together gender studies and sexuality studies to provide original and critical insights into processes of identity formation in a wide range of sport-related contexts. The authors draw on contemporary debates concerning gender and identity from a range of disciplines including sociology, social and cultural geography, media studies and management studies, to address key issues in masculinity, femininity and sexuality: Part 1: Representing masculinities in sport analyses media representations of men’s sports, exploring the variety and complexity of concepts of masculinity. Part 2: Transgressing femininities in sport makes use of case studies to examine the experiences of women in male-dominated sporting arenas. Part 3: Performing sexualities in sport analyses the role of queer theory in sport studies, explores experiences of and responses to homophobia in sport, and examines the significance of the Gay Games. This book will be of particular interest to students and academics working in sport studies, leisure studies, gender studies, queer and sexuality studies, social and cultural geography, and sociology.

Parkour and the City

In Sex, Violence, and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity, edited by Michael A. Messner and Donald F. Sabo, 66–70. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1993 [1994]. . Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. Sport and Culture Series ...

Parkour and the City

In the increasingly popular sport of parkour, athletes run, jump, climb, flip, and vault through city streetscapes, resembling urban gymnasts to passersby and awestruck spectators. In Parkour and the City, cultural sociologist Jeffrey L. Kidder examines the ways in which this sport involves a creative appropriation of urban spaces as well as a method of everyday risk-taking by a youth culture that valorizes individuals who successfully manage danger. Parkour’s modern development has been tied closely to the growth of the internet. The sport is inevitably a YouTube phenomenon, making it exemplary of new forms of globalized communication. Parkour’s dangerous stunts resonate, too, Kidder contends, with a neoliberal ideology that is ambivalent about risk. Moreover, as a male-dominated sport, parkour, with its glorification of strength and daring, reflects contemporary Western notions of masculinity. At the same time, Kidder writes, most athletes (known as “traceurs” or “freerunners”) reject a “daredevil” label, preferring a deliberate, reasoned hedging of bets with their own safety—rather than a “pushing the edge” ethos normally associated with extreme sports.

Cross Cultural Journalism

... Angela Lumpkin and Linda D. Williams, “An Analysis of Sports Illustrated Feature Articles, 1954–1987,” Sociology of Sport Journal 8 (1991): 16–32; M. A. Messner, Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports (Minneapolis, MN: University ...

Cross Cultural Journalism

Built on the hands-on reporting style and curriculum pioneered by the University of Missouri, this introductory textbook teaches students how to write about and communicate with people of backgrounds that may be different from their own, offering real-world examples of how to practice excellent journalism and strategic communication that take culture into account. Specifically, the book addresses how to: engage with and talk across difference; identify the ways bias can creep into our communications, and how to mitigate our tendencies toward bias; use the concept of fault lines and approach sources and audiences with humility and respect; communicate with audiences about the complexity inherent in issues of crime, immigration, sports, health inequalities, among other topics; interpret census data categories and work with census data to craft stories or create strategic campaign strategies; reconsider common cultural assumptions about race, class, gender, identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, disability, and age, and recognize their evolving and constructed meaning and our role as professional communicators in shaping national discussions of these issues. In addition to its common sense, practical approach, the book’s chapters are written by national experts and leading scholars on the subject. Interviews with award-winning journalists, discussion questions, suggested activities, and additional readings round out this timely and important new textbook. Supplemented by additional case studies and examples of best practice, Cross-Cultural Journalism offers journalists and other communication professionals the conceptual framework and practical know-how they need to report and communicate effectively about difference.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Indeed, the inclusion of a chapter on sports in a Handbook on the sociology of gender speaks to the increased visibility ... In S. Birrell & C. L. Cole (Eds.), Women, sport, and culture (pp. ... Taking the field: Women, men and sports.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.

Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

Playing with the Boys: Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Messner, M. 2002. Taking the Field: Women, Men and Sports. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Messner, M. 1988. “Sports and Male ...

Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

Scholars working in the academic field of sport studies have long debated the relationship between sport and gender. Modern sport forms, along with many related activities, have been shown to have historically supported ideals of male superiority, by largely excluding women and/or celebrating only men’s athletic achievements. While the growth of women’s sport throughout the 20th and 21st centuries has extinguished the notion of female frailty, revealing that women can embody athletic qualities previously thought exclusive to men, the continuation of sex segregation in many settings has left something of a discursive ‘back door’ through which ideals of male athletic superiority can escape unscathed, retaining their influence over wider cultural belief systems. However, sex-integrated sport potentially offers a radical departure from such beliefs, as it challenges us to reject assumptions of male superiority, entertaining very different visions of sex difference and gender relations to those typically constructed through traditional models of physical culture. This comprehensive collection offers a diverse range of international case studies that reaffirm the contemporary relevance of sex integration debates, and also articulate the possibility of sport acting as a legitimate space for political struggle, resistance and change. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Kaleidoscope of Gender

Pp. 227–46 in Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise, ... “Men Studying Masculinity: Some Epistemological Questions in Sport Sociology.” Sociology of Sport Journal 7:136–53. ———. 2002. Taking the Field ...

The Kaleidoscope of Gender

An accessible, timely, and stimulating introduction to the sociology of gender, The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive analysis of key ideas, theories, and applications in this field as viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. This collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally and challenges students to question how gender shapes their daily lives. Like the prior edition, the Third Edition maintains a focus on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments to provide a broad framework. Integrating a cross-cultural focus and intersectional inquiry, this unique text/reader vividly illustrates that gender is a malleable continuum of prisms, patterns, and possibilities.

Qualifying Times

In Women, Sport, and Culture, edited by Susan Birrell and Cheryl L. Cole, 65–80. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 1994. ———. Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Qualifying Times

This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women’s participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer.

Sport Culture and Advertising

Sport and Postmodern Times (pp. 117–139). Albany, NY: SUNY Press. ... Fables of Abundance, A Cultural History of American Advertising. New York: Basic books. Ledwith, F. (1984). ... Taking the Field: Women, Men and Sports.

Sport  Culture and Advertising

Sport has a close relationship with advertising, both where advertisers sponsor sports, as well as where sport and 'fitness' lends its perceived positive imagery to a wide range of consumer goods. Sport, Culture & Advertising explores the themes of.

Changing Men Transforming Culture

“Creating Culture in the Mythopoetic Men's Movement: An Ethnographic Study of Micro-level Leadership and Socialization. ... Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport. Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports.

Changing Men  Transforming Culture

The men's movement is a fascinating and vexing phenomenon that is part of the important history of gender change in the United States and the world. Men are finally engaging the challenges of feminism and rethinking what it means to be a man in today's society. At stake in this "crisis of masculinity" is the future of the family, the economy, and the society as a whole. This book examines the cultural imagery and the actions of the men of the mythopoetic men's movement in particular, examining their ideas, goals, and behavior. The book innovates theoretically by synthesizing cultural sociology with an interest in power as well as social psychology. Using ethnography as its primary research method, the study explores hegemony and microlevel power on the interactional level. The result is a dynamic look at the social construction of cultural discourse and the action that follows in this curious and unusual social movement.

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

“Feminization of the 2002 World Cup and women's fandom.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 5(1), 42–51. Messner, M. (2002). Taking the field: Women, men and sports. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press. Miller, T. (2001). Sportsex.

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport.

Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies

Playing with the boys: Why separate is not equal in sports. ... Taking the field: Women, men, and sports. ... In A. Channon, K. Dashper, T. Fletcher & R. J. Lake (Eds.), Sex integration in sport and physical culture: Promises and ...

Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies provides a contemporary critical and scholarly overview of theorizing and research on masculinities as well as emerging ideas and areas of study that are likely to shape research and understanding of gender and men in the future. The forty-eight chapters of the handbook take an interdisciplinary approach to a range of topics on men and masculinities related to identity, sex, sexuality, culture, aesthetics, technology and pressing social issues. The handbook’s transnational lens acknowledges both the localities and global character of masculinity. A clear message in the book is the need for intersectional theorizing in dialogue with feminist, queer and sexuality studies in making sense of men and masculinities. Written in a clear and direct style, the handbook will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities, as well as professionals, practitioners and activists.

Fair and Foul

into the culture of sports that many who are oppressed do not recognize their oppression . NOTES 1. ... Michael A. Messner , Taking the Field : Women , Men , and Sports ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2002 ) . 11.

Fair and Foul

This book explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side - the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding.