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Le sens sexué d'une pratique sportive extrême : le cas des pratiquants de bodybuilding

Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand the gendered meaning of bodybuilding for male heterosexual bodybuilders. We assume the common assertion that such a sport is attractive for men who feel a weakness towards both men and women, testing two hypotheses : H1: Men do bodybuilding to fill a fragility of their male identity. H2: The weakest male identity is, the stronger the involvement. To do this we have based our analysis on qualitative methodology that consists in direct observations and interviews. Our results indicate that: - The entry into the sport is clearly linked to a male weakness, which confirms H1. - If a tie exists between such a feeling of weakness and the involvement into the practice, it is not exclusive. The bodybuilder changes his mind and seems to develop fewer concerns about his male identity, but somtimes new kind of dependence and then new weaknesses.
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Guillaume Vallet. Le sens sexué d'une pratique sportive extrême : le cas des pratiquants de bodybuilding. Economies et finances. Université de Genève; Faculté des sciences de la société; Département de sociologie, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01258493⟩

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