Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: From myths to empirically grounded understandings: researching men's and boys' physical cultures
  • 'Postmodern' muscle: the embodied pleasures of vibrant physicality
  • Cosmetic surgery: men who walk/erase the gender line
  • Burly 'bouncers,' cardboard cutouts and physical violence: an ethnography of nightclub security work
  • Masculinity on the menu: body slimming and self-starvation as physical culture
  • Challenging the obesity myth: men's critical understandings of the body mass index
  • Schoolboys, physical education and bullying: 'hey, leave those kids alone!'