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Mette Rørth, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Prue Cormie, John L. Oliffe, and Julie Midtgaard

positive exercise behaviors long term. As such, novel approaches with the potential to effectively promote physical activity adherence in men with prostate cancer are warranted. Prostate cancer patients’ sense of masculinity is challenged not only by their disease but also by their age, as most men are

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Nathan A. Reis, Kent C. Kowalski, Amber D. Mosewich, and Leah J. Ferguson

experiences, men face distinct challenges in sport, often stemming from masculinity ( Anderson & McGuire, 2010 ). Whereas women athletes oftentimes face harsh evaluations that pit performance-based expectations against appearance-based expectations (e.g., carrying what might be considered excessive muscle

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Maya Maor

In recent years, traditional gender power relations across a variety of life domains have been challenged, leading to changes in representations and performances of masculinity (e.g., greater involvement of fathers in child-rearing or changes in communication styles) in many arenas, including

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Nikolas Dickerson

entry point to larger discourses of race and masculinity within sport and general society. Although many professional athletes have used or tested positive for marijuana (Michael Phelps, Tim Lincecum, Randy Moss, Joakim Noah, Ross Rebagliati, among many others), Williams has been referred to as “America

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Daniel Sailofsky and Madeleine Orr

, 2018 ) emblematic of hockey’s culture of masculinity and toughness ( Allain, 2008 ; Gee, 2009 ; Haché, 2002 ). It is important to reiterate that this shift toward a faster, more skill-based game free of fighting does not enjoy unanimous support. For some fans and participants, reduced fighting is an

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Jeffrey L. Kidder

Parkour is a new, and increasingly popular, sport in which individuals athletically and artistically negotiate obstacles found in the urban environment. In this article, I position parkour as a performance of masculinity involving spatial appropriation. Through ethnographic data I show how young men involved in the sport use the city (both the built environment and the people within it) as a structural resource for the construction and maintenance of gender identities. The focus of my research highlights the performance of gender as a spatialized process.

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A. Lamont Williams

sobering event because the crescendos of his existence are a constant reminder of the dynamics related to the construction (and consumption) of Black masculinity in 2020. Thus, we are reminded that Kobe’s existence as a Black man was one major vector that necessarily complicates his celebrity—and connected

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Brent Douglas McDonald

This article is based on a larger ethnographic project that examines the construction of gendered identity within a Japanese men’s rowing club. For members, notions of masculinity and Japanese identity converge to the point of naturalization. The embodied experience of being a rower is underpinned by the cultural artifacts of hierarchy, social positioning, and group membership. Membership in university rowing clubs somatizes and naturalizes the valued characteristics associated with salary-man identity (duty, loyalty, self-sacrifice, mental and physical endurance) to the point of common sense. The resultant masculine identity is congruent with forms of hegemonic masculinity that are critical for successful employment in company-centered Japan.

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Lindsey M. Eliopulos and Jay Johnson

The purpose of this article is to examine the sport–celebrity relationship of singer–actress Jessica Simpson and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. This qualitative analysis of 100 magazine and 100 newspaper articles that coincided with the first publicized notion of the “Jessica [Simpson] Jinx” reveals the prevailing dominant ideologies of patriarchal structures, traditional gender roles, hegemonic masculinity, and deviance. This study uncovers typologies that mirror the archetypal sporting partnership, for example, Simpson’s feminine position as a “supporter” and her function as an “antagonist” (e.g., the femme fatale, Yoko Ono) and Romo’s position as a hegemonic male (the new-laddist, maverick sporting star) and victim. Through developing these themes, the researchers illustrate the concepts of villainization and victimization in the mass media, where Simpson was portrayed unfavorably. Romo, conversely, was portrayed favorably in the press, suggesting the need to maintain the patriarchal order while restraining female dominance.

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Eva Soares Moura

and masculinity in sport for development and expand current understandings of gender interventions potential for women’s advancement and broader social change. How ideas about masculinity and manhood affect the ways men position themselves toward gender equality? What is the role of men and boys in