Brian Pronger

Photograph of Brian Pronger
Brian Pronger is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, at the University of Toronto. Brian was also on the Steering Committee of the Sexual Diversity Studies Programme, University College, University of Toronto. Besides authoring several books, Brian was a contributing editor for An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture.


Pronger, Brian. Body Fascism: Salvation In The Technology Of Physical Fitness / Brian Pronger.  Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2002. GV342 .P76 2002

Publisher’s Synopsis

Pronger, Brian. “Sports literature: gay male.” An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture [2002] Site: [viewed May 4, 2005]

Pronger, Brian. “Homosexuality and sport: who’s winning?” p.222-244. In Masculinities and Sport / edited by Jim McKay, Mike Messner and Don Sabo. London: Sage, 2000.

Pronger, Brian. “Fear and trembling: homophobia in men’s sport.” In Sport and Gender in Canada / edited by Philip White and Kevin Young. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Pronger, Brian. “Outta my endzone: sport and the territorial anus.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues. 23(4) (1999): 373-389.

Pronger, Brian. “Post-sport: transgressing boundaries in physical culture.” p.277-298. In Sport and Postmodern Times: Culture, Gender, Sexuality, the Body and Sport / edited by Genevieve Rail. Albany: State University of New York (SUNY) Press, 1998. GV706.5 .S66 1998

Pronger, Brian. “On your knees: carnal knowledge, masculine dissolution, doing feminism.” p.69-80. In Men Doing Feminism / edited by Tom Digby. New York: Routledge, 1998.

Cover of book The Arena Of Masculinity, 1992


Pronger, Brian. The Arena Of Masculinity : Sports, Homosexuality, and the Meaning Of Sex / Brian Pronger.  [Toronto] : University of Toronto Press, 1992, c1990. GV706.8 .P76 1992

See review by Geoffery S. Smith. “Reviews.” Labour / Le Travail. 34 (Fall 1994): 372-374. HD8101 .L22
See also article by Michah Rynor “The cult of fitness: Brian Pronger questions the quest for the perfect body.” The Bulletin (University of Toronto), April 6, 1998.

Pronger, Brian. “Eros, Thanatos: the emerging body in a postmodern psychology of science.” p.247-253. In Continental and Postmodern Perspectives in the Philosophy of Science / edited by Babette Babich, Debra Bergoffen, and Simon Glynn. Aldershot: Avebury Press, 1995.