Playing with Heterosexuality and Other Sites of Leisure
Spaces of leisure are interconnected. This chapter looks at how the basketball court is intricately tied into the dance party scene, especially in Atlanta. Demonstrating this link reveals how homosocial interactions are structured through various forms of compulsory heterosexuality and its connection to femininity. To negotiate a normative masculinity, the young men take to the party scene as a way to secure this masculinity in relation to women, heterosexual desire, and other South Asian American men. In the process, there are expectations of the body and bodily comportment in the dance party scene that differ from those in the sporting space.
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