A Sociological Perspective On Male And Masculinities Written By Richard Pringle And Queer ( Y ) Ing Masculinities Essay

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Introduction In this paper I will summarise Sports, Males and Masculinities written by Richard Pringle and Queer(y)ing Masculinities in Schools: Faggots, Fairies and the first XV written by Shane Town. It is important to note that these readings are complex and have many ideologies but I have summarised only the key ideas and claims the author’s draw on. The summary of the first reading focuses on these key points, first, to analyse on how the relationship is developed between sport, masculinities and gender relations. Second, is the importance of rugby in schools and the effects of masculinities and third, the author draws on Foucault’s theories to understand power relations. In the second reading I have selected the three key heteronormative practices and these are silence, pathologisation of homosexuality and deterrence. Then I will offer a critical reflection focusing on the ideas encountered on both readings. I will turn the sociological imagination on myself in-order to reflect in a sociological view on hegemonic masculinity attitudes that leads to insights of the male world, and how homophobic bullying is influenced by socialisation processes. Sports, Males and masculinities by Richard Pringle In the first reading: Sports, Males and masculinities, Pringle (2007) analyses how the relationship is developed between sport, masculinities and gender relations. First, historically, modern sport developed in the 1800s in male only English public schools. In Western

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