Masculinity, homosexuality and sport in an Islamic state of increasing homohysteria

  title={Masculinity, homosexuality and sport in an Islamic state of increasing homohysteria},
  author={Nassim Hamdi and Monia Lachheb and Eric Anderson},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={688 - 701}
Abstract Although a considerable degree of research has examined the intersection of masculinities, sexualities and sport in the West, this is the first article to address male homosexuality in sport within a Muslim context. To analyze the intersection of sport, masculinities and homosexuality we interview Ghazi, 20, a competitive male bodybuilder in Tunisia. We utilize his narrative to illustrate the similarities and differences between the construction of stigma in both the West and that of… Expand
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