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Gender and Sport: A Reader




ISBN 9780415259538
Published January 5, 2002 by Routledge
328 Pages

 
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Book Description

This reader contains a range of highly influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sport whilst reflecting on the contribution of international feminist scholarship to the study of sport. It addresses the key issues, theoretical debates and empirical research that have informed the study of gender and sport and continue to do so.

Key areas covered include:
* theories of gender and sport
* historical developments
* the media and representation
* 'race' and ethnicity
* men and masculinities
* sexualities
* bodies, physicality and power
* policies and politics.

The articles are divided into thematic sections, each of which is supported by an editorial introduction, suggestions for further reading, and seminar questions related to each reading. The book provides an invaluable learning and teaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part one: Theorising Gender and Sport Part Two: Historical Developments: The Engendering of Sport Part Three: The Media and Representation Part Four: Race and Culture Part Five: Sexualities Part Six: Bodies, Physicality and Power Part Seven: Men and Masculinities Part Eight: Policy and Politics

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