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    Barbie girls versus sea monsters: Children constructing gender.Michael A. Messner - 2000 - Gender and Society 14 (6):765-784.
    Recent research on children's worlds has revealed how gender varies in salience across social contexts. Building on this observation, the author examines a highly salient gendered moment of group life among four- and five-year-old children at a youth soccer opening ceremony, where gender boundaries were activated and enforced in ways that constructed an apparently “natural” categorical difference between the girls and the boys. The author employs a multilevel analytical framework to explore how children “do gender” at the level of interaction (...)
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    The Masculinity of the Governator: Muscle and Compassion in American Politics.Michael A. Messner - 2007 - Gender and Society 21 (4):461-480.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger's celebrity status allowed him to project a symbolic masculine persona that was effective in gaining political power as California governor. The well-known violent tough-guy persona that Schwarzenegger developed in the mid-1980s contributed to a post—Vietnam era cultural remasculinization of the American man. But this narrow hyper-masculinity was often caricatured in popular culture and delegitimized. In the 1990s and 2000s, Schwarzenegger forged a credible masculine imagery by introducing characters who were humorously self-mocking and focused on care and protection of (...)
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    Separating the men from the girls:: The gendered language of televised sports.Kerry Jensen, Margaret Carlisle Duncan & Michael A. Messner - 1993 - Gender and Society 7 (1):121-137.
    This research compares and analyzes the verbal commentary of televised coverage of two women's and men's athletic events: the “final four” of the women's and men's 1989 National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournaments and the women's and men's singles, women's and men's doubles, and the mixed-doubles matches of the 1989 U.S. Open tennis tournament. Although we found less overtly sexist commentary than has been observed in past research, we did find two categories of difference: gender marking and a “hierarchy of (...)
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    Some Men: Feminist Allies in the Movement to End Violence Against Women.Michael A. Messner, Max A. Greenberg & Tal Peretz - 2015 - Oup Usa.
    What does it mean for men to join with women in preventing sexual assault and domestic violence? This book, based on life history interviews with men and women anti-violence activists, illuminates both the promise of men's violence prevention work, as well as the strains and tensions that inhere, both for men as feminist allies, and for the women they work with.
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  5. Sex, Violence & Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity.Michael A. Messner, Donald F. Sabo, Susan Cahn & Angela Schneider - 1995 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 22:l43 - 149.
     
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    “From Fizzle to Sizzle!” Televised Sports News and the Production of Gender-Bland Sexism.Michael A. Messner, Cheryl Cooky & Michela Musto - 2017 - Gender and Society 31 (5):573-596.
    This article draws upon data collected as part of a 25-year longitudinal analysis of televised coverage of women’s sports to provide a window into how sexism operates during a postfeminist sociohistorical moment. As the gender order has shifted to incorporate girls’ and women’s movement into the masculine realm of sports, coverage of women’s sports has shifted away from overtly denigrating coverage in 1989 to ostensibly respectful but lackluster coverage in 2014. To theorize this shift, we introduce the concept of “gender-bland (...)
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    Separating the Men from the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports.Suzel Bozada-Deas & Michael A. Messner - 2009 - Gender and Society 23 (1):49-71.
    Based on a multiyear study, this article analyzes the reproduction of adult gender segregation in two youth-sports organizations in which most men volunteers become coaches and most women volunteers become “team moms.” We use interviews and participant observation to explore how these gender divisions are created. While most participants say the divisions result from individual choices, our interviews show how gendered language, essentialist beliefs, and analogies with gendered divisions of labor in families and work-places naturalize this division of labor. Observation (...)
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    Bad Men, Good Men, Bystanders: Who Is the Rapist?Michael A. Messner - 2016 - Gender and Society 30 (1):57-66.
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    “Changing men” and feminist politics in the United States.Michael A. Messner - 1993 - Theory and Society 22 (5):723-737.
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    The Limits of “The Male Sex Role”: An Analysis of the Men's Liberation and Men's Rights Movements' Discourse.Michael A. Messner - 1998 - Gender and Society 12 (3):255-276.
    Some feminists have seen sex role theory as limited, even dangerous; others see it as useful mid-range theory. This article sheds light on this debate through an examination of the discourse of the men's liberation movement of the 1970s. Men's liberation leaders grappled with the paradox of simultaneously acknowledging men's institutional privileges and the costs of masculinity to men. The language of sex roles was the currency through which they negotiated this paradox. By the late 1970s, men's liberation had disappeared. (...)
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