Jockocracy

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  • Title: Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity and Sport
  • Author(s): Keith Gilbert
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Sport & Society
  • Keywords: Homosexuality, Sports
  • Year: 2013
  • ISBN (pbk): 978-1-61229-224-3
  • ISBN (pdf): 978-1-61229-225-0
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/978-1-61229-225-0/CGP
  • Citation: Morriss-Roberts, Christopher, and Keith Gilbert. 2013. Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity and Sport. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. doi:10.18848/978-1-61229-225-0/CGP.
  • Extent: 141 pages

Abstract

Jockocracy: Queering Masculinity in Sport is a book which is in itself revolutionary and innovative. It is novel because it provides insights into the Queering of male homosocial sporting environments and the relationship to masculinity and the body in sporting contexts. It provides chapters which cover multidimensional under-researched areas of knowledge and highlights particular Queered epistemological challenges. This book considers the relationship that men have with their bodies in homosocial sporting environments and as such acknowledgement is given to the bonds that men make in defining their masculinity; this includes the role of the body and the environment in which this body exists. This book provides chapters which cover specialist areas such as: the origins of masculinity and sport, queer theory, sexuality and masculinity, metrosexulaity, sport and queer theory and finally provides a theory of masculinity in the context of queered sport. It is instrumental in developing the constructs of Masculine Capital in sport and as such this book should have an impact on sports sociology and sports management but also provide significant ideas for gender, masculinity, and sexuality studies courses.