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Masculinity, the Body, and Gender Lectures

by: Bree Scalzo

Masculinity, the Body, and Gender Lectures anth 0710

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Bree Scalzo
Anthropology of Sports
Dr. Yearwood

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bree Scalzo on Friday February 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to anth 0710 at University of Pittsburgh taught by Dr. Yearwood in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 101 views. For similar materials see Anthropology of Sports in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Pittsburgh.

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Date Created: 02/20/15
Michael Messner BoyhoodSportsMasculinity How does the institution of sport help create masculine identities How does race and class create different kind of masculinities 1 The Promise of Sports a quotAll boys love baseball Of they don t they aren t real boysquot b How does sport determine masculinity c If boys don t play sports who are they d Why do boys play sports e Is a sport the natural thing for boys to do i Gives the assumption that boys should like sports 2 FathersBrothersUncles a Typically rst athletic teachers and athletic role models b Standard of achievement c Gain experience and motivation d Desire to emulate and surpass i What happens if you don t surpassfollow ii Impact on self worth 1 Expect males to teach males sports 2 Re ect societies values on what if means to be a male a Is that the only kind of male one should aspire to be 3 Men Create Other Men a Judge according to ability or lack of ability to competedominate other boys b Failure to dominatewin affects sense of self and others understandings of you 4 Sports as a homosocial sphere quotAll male spherequot Competition valued Violence and physicality valued Girlswomen excluded Feminine devalued Space is which masculinity is constructed i In wrestling if a male competes against a female and loses what does that mean for the male 1 Fear of male losing against females 2 Adjusts what it means to be male 3 Everyone accepts that males are better at sports than females 5 Normalization of male only activities a Venturing outside of male only activities b Makes it appear normalnaturamasculine c Masculinity seen as equated to physical strength competition wmeom i We don t question whether the domination is naturalnormal ii Helps us regulate how the world works 6 CIassRacel Athletic Futures hrD goom Sports as avenue to masculinity Sports as hindering achievement of masculinity Other avenues to masculinity Impact of talentsuccess in choice Sports THE place to construct masculinity Class affects role of sports in lifefuture i What does it mean to be a black male in the united states 1 Tiger has inspired NO black male to join the PGA tour Why a Not seen as typically masculine for black males to golf 7 Relationship between adults and kids a b Show them how to be male In Texas Friday Night Tykes is about hardass coaches teaching the boys football and what it means to be male Is the screaming and shit the only way Are there other ways to be successful Who do the kids grow up to be


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