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SUZANNE LABERGE & MATHIEU ALBERT

In: Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Chapter 12: Conceptions of Masculinity and Gender Transgressions in Sport Among Adolescent Boys: Hegemony, Contestation, and the Social Class Dynamic

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Conceptions of Masculinity and Gender Transgressions in Sport Among Adolescent Boys: Hegemony, Contestation, and the Social Class Dynamic
Conceptions of masculinity and gender transgressions in sport among adolescent boys: Hegemony, contestation, and the social class dynamic
SUZANNELABERGE
MATHIEUALBERT

Cases of women venturing into men-dominated fields and of men venturing into women-dominated ones constitute rich social facts that can shed light on key issues about the dynamics peculiar to the construction of gendered social life and gendered identities. Various social processes are particularly enacted in these experiences, such as (a) the complex interaction between patriarchal culture, gendered social organization, and gender identity; (b) the asymmetry of gender relations; and (c) the dynamics of change and resistance in a given social order. Modernization, the progression of capitalism, and the feminist movements ...

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