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In what ways does the history of sport shed light on conceptions of masculinity?

Discuss the (varied) relationships between natinalism, sport, masculinity and race.


See also the splendid syllabus and readings for The Cultural Political Economy of Sport module, taught in PAIS.

Latin America

Alabarces, Pablo, ‘Post-Modern Times: Identities and Violence in Argentine Football’ in Gary Armstrong and Richard Giulianotti (eds), Football Cultures and Identities (Basingstoke, 1999).

Arbena, Joseph and David LaFrance, eds., Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean, SR Books (Wilmington, 2002).

Archetti, Eduardo, ‘Argentine Football: A Ritual of Violence?’ in The International Journal of the History of Sport 9 (1992), pp. 209-235.

Archetti, Eduardo, ‘Multiple Masculinities: The Worlds of Tango and Football in Argentina’, in Sex and Sexuality in Latin America, eds. Daniel Balderston and Donna Guy, New York University Press (New York and London, 1997)

Archetti, Eduardo, ‘Playing Styles and Masculine Virtues in Argentine Football’, Machos, Mistresses, Madonnas: Contesting the Power of Latin American Gender Imagery, eds. Marit Melhuus and Kirsti Anne Stølen, Verso (London and New York, 1996).

Archetti, Eduardo, ‘The Moralities of Argentinian Football’ in Signe Howell, The Ethnography of Moralities (London, 1997)

Archetti, Eduardo, Masculinities: Football, Polo and Tango in Argentina, Berg (Oxford and New York, 1999).

Bocketti, Gregg, ‘Italian Immigrants, Brazilian Football and the Dilemma of National Identity’, Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 40 (2008).

Carter, Thomas, 'Baseball Argument: Aficionismo and Masculinity in the Core of Cubanidad', Sport in Latin American Society, eds. J.A. Mangan and Lamartine P.DaCosta (London, 2002).

Klein, Alan, 'Tender Machos: Masculine Contrasts in the Mexican Baseball League', Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 12 (1995).

Leite Lopes, José Sergio, ‘The Brazilian Style of Football and its Dilemmas’, in Gary Armstrong and Richard Giulianotti (eds), Football Cultures and Identities (Basingstoke, 1999).

Levine, Robert, ‘Sport and Society: The Case of Brazilian futebol’, Luso-Brazilian Review, vol. 17:2 (1980).

Magazine, Roger, Golden and Blue Like My Heart: Masculinity, Youth and Power among Soccer Fans in Mexico City, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, 2007).

Mason, Tony, Passion of the People? Football in South America (London and New York, 1995).

Miller, Rory, and Liz Crolley, eds., Football in the Americas: Fútbol, Futebol, Soccer, Institute for the Study of the Americas (London, 2008).

NACLA, Report on the Americas, special issue on sport and society in Latin America, vol. 37:5 (2004).


Lockley, Tim, ‘‘The Manly Game’: Cricket and Masculinity in Savannah, Georgia, 1859’, International Journal of the History of Sport 20 (September 2003).

Park, Roberta J., ‘Biological Thought, Athletics and the Formation of a ‘Man of Character’’, in Manliness and Morality: Middle Class Masculinity in Britain and America, 1800-1940, eds. J. A. Mangan and James Walvin (Manchester University Press, 1987), pp. 7-34.

Reiss, Steven A., ‘Sport and the Redefinition of American Middle Class Masculinity’, International Journal of Sport History, 8 (1991).

Reiss, Steven, Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920, Harlan Davidson (Wheeling, 1995).

Rotundo, E. Anthony, ‘Body and Soul: Changing Ideals of American Middle Class Manhood, 1770-1920’, Journal of Social History, 16:4 (1983), pp. 23-38.

Struna, Nancy L., ‘Gender and Sporting Practice in Early America, 1750-1810’, in Sport in America: From Wicked Amusement to National Obsession, ed. David K. Wiggins (Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1995).