Synopses & Reviews
The "Gender and Sport: A Reader" brings together influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport and includes pieces from many of the worlds leading figures in the sociology of sport. Representing a guide to key contemporary debates in the subject, the book closely examines the relationship between gender and sport in the context of, theoretical developments within sport feminism, the history of sport, the media, race and culture, sexuality, bodies, physicality and power, concepts of masculinity, policy and politics.
This volume brings together articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport. It represents a guide to key contemporary debates in the subject, whilst offering a comprehensive theoretical and historical overview of the field.
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
* 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 reaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.
Table of Contents
The discourse of gender and sport : from femininity to feminism -- Just do. . .what? sport, bodies, gender -- Sport feminism : the contribution of feminist thought to our understandings of gender and sport -- The Victorian cult of the family and the early years of female sport -- Women and football : a contradiction? the beginnings of women's football in four European countries -- Denial of power in televised women's sports -- Catching up with men? Finnish newspaper coverage of women's entry into traditionally male sports -- 'Race', gender and the concept of 'difference' in feminist thought -- Connecting ethnicity, gender and physicality : Muslim Pakistani women, physical activity and health -- Sport, masculinity and Black cultural resistance -- Debates about men, new research on masculinities -- Fraternal bonding in the locker room : a profeminist analysis of talk about competition and women -- Changing the game : homophobia, sexism and lesbians in sport -- Outlaws in sport and education? exploring the sporting and education experiences of lesbian physical education teachers -- The embodiment of gender : discipline, domination, and empowerment -- Collapsing gender in competitive bodybuilding : researching contradictions and ambiguity in sport -- Men loving men hating women : the crisis of masculinity and violence to women in sport -- The Windhoek call for action -- Playing with patriarchy : the gendered dynamics of sports organizations -- Challenging the gendered space of sport : women's ice hockey and the struggle for legitimacy.