Eric Anderson

  • Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor
  • University of Winchester
  • Social Sciences

Research Interests

Men's Masculinities Men's Sexualities Gay Men in Sport The Positive Influence of Decreasing Homophobia Monogamy Cheating and Relationships Heteronormativity

Followers (3)

  • Max Morris

    Max Morris

  • Matthew Ripley

    Matthew Ripley

  • Mark McCormack

    Mark McCormack Durham University School of Applied Social Sciences

Following (3)

  • Max Morris

    Max Morris

  • Matthew Ripley

    Matthew Ripley

  • Mark McCormack

    Mark McCormack Durham University School of Applied Social Sciences

About

Professor Eric Anderson is an American sociologist at the University of Winchester, England. He is known for his research on sexualities and masculinities studies, particularly concerning sport and relationships.

His work shows an increasingly positive relationship between gay male athletes and sport, as well as a growing movement of young heterosexual men’s masculinity becoming softer and more inclusive. Professor Anderson also researches matters related to men’s monogamy and the function of cheating, men's improving recognition of bisexuality, and the increased acceptance of young heterosexual men kissing.

He has written ten books, many of them award winners and best sellers. He has been published in dozens of academic journals and is regularly featured in the popular press.

Professor Anderson is married to Dr. Grant Tyler Peterson, and they have two sons: Garet and Ryan Anderson.
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Publications

"I kiss them because I love them": the emergence of heterosexual men kissing in British institutes of education.

Anderson E, Adams A, Rivers I

Archives of sexual behavior (2012)

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Bisexual men and body image

Filiault S, Drummond M, Anderson E

Psychology and Sexuality (2012)

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Examining Media Contestation of Masculinity and Head Trauma in the National Football League

Anderson E, Kian E

Men and Masculinities (2012)

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Inclusive Masculinity in a Physical Education Setting

Anderson E

Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies (2012)

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Shifting Masculinities in Anglo ­ American Countries

Anderson E

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Taking to the streets: the benefits of spontaneous methodological innovation in participant recruitment

McCormack M, Adams a, Anderson E

Qualitative Research (2012)

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The Declining Existence of Men ’ s Homophobia in British Sport

Bush A, Anderson E, Carr S

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The Performance of Softer Masculinities on the University Dance Floor

Peterson G, Anderson E

The Journal of Men's Studies (2012)

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homosexuality and sport among the teammates of a small , Midwestern Catholic college soccer team Exploring the relationship between homosexuality and sport among the teammates of a small , Midwestern Catholic college soccer team

Adams A, Anderson E

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Ethnic and Racial Studies An investigation of ethnicity as a variable related to US male college athletes ' sexual- orientation behaviours and attitudes

Southall R, Anderson E, Nagel M

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Heteronormativity in the University Classroom: Novelty Attachment and Content Substitution among Gay-friendly Students

Ripley M, Anderson E, McCormack M, Rockett B

Sociology of Education (2011)

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Inclusive masculinities of university soccer players in the American Midwest Midwest

Anderson E

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Male Team Sport Hazing Initiations in a Culture of Decreasing Homohysteria

Anderson E, McCormack M, Lee H

Journal of Adolescent Research (2011)

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Masculinities and sexualities in sport and physical cultures: three decades of evolving research.

Anderson E

Journal of homosexuality (2011)

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The Decreasing Significance of Stigma in the Lives of Bisexual Men: Keynote Address, Bisexual Research Convention, London

Ripley M, Anderson E, McCormack M, Adams A, Pitts R

Journal of Bisexuality (2011)

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Updating the Outcome: Gay Athletes, Straight Teams, and Coming Out in Educationally Based Sport Teams

Anderson E

Gender & Society (2011)

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viewpoint The Rise and Fall of Western Homohysteria

Anderson E

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“Aren't We All a Little Bisexual?”: The Recognition of Bisexuality in an Unlikely Place

Anderson E, Adams A

Journal of Bisexuality (2011)

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''At least with cheating there is an attempt at monogamy'': Cheating and monogamism among undergraduate heterosexual men

Anderson E

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2010)

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'It's Just Not Acceptable Any More': The Erosion of Homophobia and the Softening of Masculinity at an English Sixth Form

McCormack M, Anderson E

Sociology (2010)

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Comparing the Black and Gay Male Athlete: Patterns in American Oppression

Anderson E, McCormack M

The Journal of Men's Studies (2010)

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Inclusive masculinity theory and the gendered politics of men's rugby

Anderson E, McGuire R

Journal of Gender Studies (2010)

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Intersectionality, critical race theory, and American sporting oppression: examining black and gay male athletes.

Anderson E, McCormack M

Journal of homosexuality (2010)

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The re-production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport.

McCormack M, Anderson E

Culture, health & sexuality (2010)

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John Amaechi: changing the way sport reporters examine gay athletes.

Kian E, Anderson E

Journal of homosexuality (2009)

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Review of Literature

Southall R, Nagel M, Anderson E

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The Maintenance of Masculinity Among the Stakeholders of Sport

Anderson E

Sport Management Review (2009)

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"I Used to Think Women Were Weak": Orthodox Masculinity, Gender Segregation, and Sport

Anderson E

Sociological Forum (2008)

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Inclusive Masculinity in a Fraternal Setting

Anderson E

Men and Masculinities (2007)

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“Being Masculine is not About who you Sleep with...:” Heterosexual Athletes Contesting Masculinity and the One-time Rule of Homosexuality

Anderson E

Sex Roles (2007)

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Using the master's tools: resisting colonization through colonial sports

Anderson E

The International Journal of the History of Sport (2006)

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Orthodox and Inclusive Masculinity: Competing Masculinities among Heterosexual Men in a Feminized Terrain

Anderson E

Sociological Perspectives (2005)

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Openly Gay Athletes: Contesting Hegemonic Masculinity in a Homophobic Environment

Anderson E

Gender & Society (2002)

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Trailblazing : The True Story of America ’ s First

Anderson E

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Professional experience

Professor

University of Winchester

January 2010 - Present

Education history

University of California Irvine Department of Sociology

PhD

September 1998 - May 2004 (5 years 8 months)