North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Book Award 1993
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.
“An examination of the heartland of masculinity. . . Power at Play tells us about [sport’s] compelling allure, its ability to bestow self-confidence and social status. . . but also [about] the dark side of the athletic subculture. A work of clarity and insight.”
—Gender and Society
“An eye opener about sport and its meaning. . . Loaded with valuable insights.
—San Francisco Chronicle
“The first examination of American jock culture that makes sense to me . . . Parents of young kids may find it especially interesting.
—Whole Earth Review