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Matt Pizana Sociology Reading Guide 11 October 12, 2017 Hartmann, Douglass. “The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports.” 1.Hartmann notes that people debate over the degree to which there are physiological (i.e., biological/essentialist) components to gendered differences in boys’ and girls’ play. Discuss the two key sociological points he makes to support his constructivist interpretation of the role sports play in teaching boys what it means to be “masculine.” How, according to Hartmann, do sports contribute to the maintenance and reinforcement of “masculine” norms?

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