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Content material: Gender, recreation and id: introducing discourses of masculinities, femininities and sexualities / Cara Carmichael Aitchison -- Mediating masculinities: the construction of media representations in activity / Garry Whannel -- observing the sport: theorising masculinities within the context of mediated tennis / Eileen Kennedy -- The contested terrain of the women's nationwide basketball organization enviornment / Tiffany ok. Muller -- Triathlon as an area for women's applied sciences of the self / Amanda Jones and Cara Carmichael Aitchison -- Gender in recreation administration: a modern photo and replacement futures / Sally Shaw --Gender, sexuality and queer conception in activity / Corey W. Johnson and Beth Kivel -- 'Queers, even in netball?' Interpretations of the lesbian label between sportswomen / Kate Russell -- using down participation: homophobic bullying as a deterrent to doing activity / Celia Brackenridge, Ian Rivers, Brendan Gough and Karen Llewellyn -- difficult homophobia and heterosexism in game: the promise of the homosexual video games / Caroline Sumons

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The subject position offered by The Sun might be said to challenge the hegemony of the masculinity constructed in Wimbledon. Drawing on a competing discourse of masculinity, The Sun invites its readers to discipline Henman for failing to display passion and aggression at odds with the image of the Victorian gentleman beloved by The Times and the BBC. The masculinity inscribed into the address of The Sun has characteristics more commonly associated with mediated sports less dominated by nostalgia than Wimbledon.

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