For many years michael messner has provided unparalleled insights into gender issues in the arena of sport with taking the field he opens our eyes and ears to how much work still lies ahead before girls and women truly take the field with equal societal approval as boys and men. Usc sociologist michael messner who has spent the majority of his academic career studying issues of sport masculinity and power has written a truly significant book with taking the field women men and sports. Loved it messner really gets to the heart of a lot of the off field issues with elite sports through the triad of mens violence against the self against other men and against women he shows how its not really possible to train someone to only cause pain and injury to others in one context ie on the sports field. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for taking the field women men and sports at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. In the past when sport simply excluded girls the equation of males with active athletic power and of females with weakness and passivity seemed to come easily almost naturally now however with girls and womens dramatic movement into sport the process of exclusion has become a bit subtler a
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