The swimsuit issue and sport : hegemonic masculinity in Sports illustrated /

"This study of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue demonstrates how the magazine encourages individual and institutional practices that create and maintain inequality. Laurel Davis illustrates how the interactions of media production, media texts, media consumption, and social context influen...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Davis, Laurel R., 1961-
Format: Book
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1997.
Series:SUNY series on sport, culture, and social relations.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue: the rise to popularity and profitability
  • The basic content: "ideally beautiful and sexy women for men"
  • The struggle over public sexuality
  • A vehicle for public declarations of heterosexual identity
  • Profiting from the masculinity crisis
  • The struggle over gender
  • Hegemonic masculinity built on the backs of people of color
  • Hegemonic masculinity built on the backs of "the (post)colonialized other"
  • Conclusion.