In this contribution, I consider some appreciative links and qualified connections between Raewyn Connell's work and my own. In particular, I use the example of sport, a key area in the making of boys and young men in many parts of the world, with special reference to body, practice, and theoretical and empirical conceptualizations of masculinity.
Jeff Hearn is Senior Professor, Gender Studies, Örebro University, Sweden; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK; Professor Emeritus, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa. He is co-managing editor of Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality book series; and co-editor of NORMA: The International Journal for Masculinity Studies; and was chair/co-chair of RINGS: International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies, 2014–2020. Recent books include Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis, co-edited with Tamara Shefer, Kopano Ratele, and Floretta Boonzaier, 2018; Unsustainable Institutions of Men, co-edited with Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila and Marina Hughson, 2019; Age at Work, with Wendy Parkin, 2021. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org