chapter  6
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A Lifetime of Sporting Bodily Practices

In Chapters 4 and 5 I described how expected sporting masculinity is made and remade in the context of sport and constructed as normal within the school setting. The material was gathered relatively recently (during the twenty-fi rst century) and any claims made as a result of it is constituted as enactments of the present. However, the incorporation of life history interviews allowed investigation of continuities and changes in the performance of expected sporting masculinity through the life course. In this chapter I draw upon further analyses which enable consideration of social process in the formation of sporting masculinities and gendered identities.