The Metrosexual: Gender, Sexuality, and Sport

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SUNY Press, 24.07.2008 - 214 Seiten
How do you explain Dennis Rodman s dyed hair, tattoos, and pierced body parts? Why are there so many athletes stripping for men s underwear ads? Besides sport, what do Pat Riley, Alex Rodriguez, and Ian Thorpe have in common? And why has David Beckham been compared to Louis XIV?

In this fascinating exploration of past and present celebrity athletes, David Coad shows how gender roles for men are undergoing a revolutionary change. Once famous for their lack of style off the field, professional players are now fashion-conscious trendsetters. Looking at certain stellar sports figures of the past, such as Joe Namath and Jim Palmer, who were at the vanguard of reinterpreting gender roles, Coad goes on to examine their primped out and pimped out contemporary successors those athletic peacocks in their furs, silks, and diamonds who embody metrosexuality, widen its focus, and demonstrate the range of experiences open to today s male.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - Meggo - LibraryThing

I must say off the top that this book doesn't paint a very flattering picture of male athletes. The book starts off with a bang, so to speak, with a chapter on jock culture, date rape, and homophobia ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Sports Sex
3
Gender and Sexual Mythologies
4
Jock Culture
5
Sports Rape
6
Homosocial Desire
9
Homosexual Outing
12
Heterosexual Outing
13
Metro Sex
18
The AllAmerican Metrosexual
98
Undie Trouble
100
Resistance to Metrosexuality
105
Metrosexual Undies
107
What Do Undies Reveal?
113
Black Bodies
118
The African American Aesthetic
121
Pimped Out Bodies
123

Dandies
21
Playboys
24
Feminine Side
26
Backlash
32
Part Two
37
New York
39
GQ
40
Ralph Lauren and His Models
43
Protometrosexuality
45
Fashion Photographs of Athletes
48
Armani
53
Armanis Stellar American Athletes
54
Armanis Superstars in Europe
61
The Great Masculine Renunciation
65
Part Three
85
Undies
87
Premetrosexual Undies
89
The Pioneer of the Undie Revolution
90
The Modern Kouros
94
Football and Basketball Favorites
96
NBA Tattoos and Blingbling
124
Mainstream and Transracial Pimped Out Bodies
130
Fetishizing Black Bodies
132
Black Bodies in Briefs
139
Sporno Stars
143
Sports Nudity
145
The Gay Gaze
147
Soccer Photo Albums
151
Sports Calendars
154
AF Catalogs
156
Fetishizing the Exotic
158
Metrosexual Masculinity
166
Ian Thorpe
173
David Beckham
181
Beautiful Bodies
191
Conclusion
194
Works Cited
199
Index
209
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Über den Autor (2008)

David Coad is Associate Professor of English at the Universit de Valenciennes, France, and the author of Gender Trouble Down Under: Australian Masculinities.

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