Drawing on hundreds of interviews with 15-22 year old straight and gay male athletes in both the United States and the United Kingdom, this book explores how jocks have redefined heterosexuality, and no longer fear being thought gay for behaviors that constrained men of the previous generation.
Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport Studies at the University of Winchester, UK and an academician of the British Academy of Social Sciences. His previous publications include The Monogamy Gap and Inclusive Masculinity.
Introduction PART I: 20TH CENTURY JOCKS 1. Birth of the Jock 2. Homohysteria PART II: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND INCLUSIVITY 3. Including Gay Teammates 4. Changing Homophobic Language 5. Recognizing Bisexuality PART III: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND INTIMACY 6. Loving other Men 7. Kissing other Men 8. Freaking other Men 9. Cuddling and Spooning other Men PART IV: 21ST CENTURY JOCKS AND SEX 10. Cheating on Girlfriends 11. Sex with other Men Conclusions