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Power at Play

Sports and the Problem of Masculinity

Author: Michael A. Messner

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.
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“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

Power at Play

ISBN: 978-080704105-5
Publication Date: 4/30/1995
Pages: 256
Size:6 x 9 Inches (US)
Price:  $21.00
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.