Cultural constraints: experiencing same-sex attraction in sport and dance

David Carless*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent years have seen several high profile men in sport publicly identify themselves as gay. The list includes the likes of Mark Tewkesbury (swimming), John Amaechi (basketball), Gareth Thomas (rugby), Stephen Davies (cricket), Anton Hysen (football) and Matthew Mitcham (diving). These announcements are significant given the historical and cultural backdrop of sport, which Eric Anderson (2005, p. 7) suggests, “remains a bastion of hegemonic masculinity, homophobia, and misogyny.”
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary British Autoethnography
EditorsNigel P. Short, Lydia Turner, Alec Grant
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789462094109
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Professional Life and Work


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