Sociology 3 - Sociology 3 4/3/2008 1:06:00 PM Female...

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Sociology 3 03/04/2008 12:06:00 What is potentially being destabilized? o Patriarchy o Gender Order Because of the way sport as an institution works in our society o The way sport makes gender “Sport as a cultural and commercial production constructs and  markets gender.  Besides making money, making gender may  be sport’s chief function.” o Helps construct supposedly natural differences between boys and girls And men and men  “Saps” and “Wankers” Sport is gendered masculine, so female athletes get constructed as  masculine as well Principle of Consistency o Consistent relationship between body, gender, and sexuality o Heterosexualized o Hetero-normative Female athlete as Contested Ideological Terrain (Messner) o On one hand, the female athlete can be an embodiment of female 
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Sociology 3 - Sociology 3 4/3/2008 1:06:00 PM Female...

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