Pierre Bourdieu’s “Masculine Domination” thesis and the gendered body in sport and physical culture

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Pierre Bourdieu’s “Masculine Domination” thesis and the gendered body in sport and physical culture

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dc.contributor.author Brown, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-03T10:51:52Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T12:07:33Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:05:59Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This article explores the central thesis of one of Pierre Bourdieu’s last texts before his death in 2001, La Domination Masculine (1999). This text was subsequently translated and published in English in 2001 as Masculine Domination. I present the view that this text is not merely his only sustained commentary on gender relations but a potentially important intellectual contribution to the way in which we might view the embodiment of gender relations in sport and physical culture. Accordingly, I examine Bourdieu’s relational thesis of masculine domination as a three-part process of observation, somatization, and naturalization. I then give consideration to how sociologists of sport might use such critical analytical tools to render more transparent what Bourdieu refers to as the “illusio” of this phenomenon that is constructed by the practical everyday embodied enactments of gender relations in sport and physical culture. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Sociology of Sport Journal, 23 (2), 162-188 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/37112 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.humankinetics.com/SSJ/journalAbout.cfm en_GB
dc.subject Bourdieu, Pierre en_GB
dc.subject Masculine Domination en_GB
dc.subject gender relations en_GB
dc.subject sociology of sport en_GB
dc.title Pierre Bourdieu’s “Masculine Domination” thesis and the gendered body in sport and physical culture en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-09-03T10:51:52Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T12:07:33Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:05:59Z
dc.identifier.issn 0741-1235 en_GB
dc.description © 2006 Human Kinetics, Inc en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1543-2785 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Sociology of Sport Journal en_GB


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