9780415259538

Gender and Sport: A Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415259538

  • ISBN10:

    0415259533

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-12-21
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Gender and Sport: A Readerbrings 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.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgements xv
PART I Theorizing gender
1(48)
Introduction
3(3)
The discourse of gender and sport: From femininity to feminism
6(11)
M. Ann Hall
Just do... what? Sport, bodies, gender
17(13)
Shari L. Dworkin
Michael A. Messner
Sport feminism: The contribution of feminist thought to our understandings of gender and sport
30(19)
Sheila Scraton
Anne Flintoff
Seminar Questions
47(2)
PART II Historical developments: The engendering of sport
49(30)
Introduction
51(2)
The Victorian cult of the family and the early years of female sport
53(13)
Jennifer Hargreaves
Women and football -- a contradiction? The beginnings of women's football in four European countries
66(13)
Gertrud Pfister
Kari Fasting
Sheila Scraton
Benilde Vazquez
Seminar questions
78(1)
PART III The media and representation
79(28)
Introduction
81(2)
Denial of power in televised women's sports
83(11)
Margaret Carlisle Duncan
Cynthia A. Hasbrook
Catching up with Men? Finish newspaper coverage of women's entry into traditionally male sports
94(13)
Riitta Pirinen
Seminar questions
106(1)
PART IV `Race' and ethnicity
107(50)
Introduction
109(2)
`Race', gender and the concept of 'difference' in feminist thought
111(16)
Mary Maynard
Connecting ethnicity, gender and physicality: Muslim Pakistani women, physical activity and health
127(14)
Sharon Wray
Sport, masculinity and Black cultural resistance
141(16)
Ben Carrington
Seminar questions
156(1)
PART V Men and masculinities
157(32)
Introduction
159(2)
Debates about men, new research on masculinities
161(8)
R. W. Connell
Fraternal bonding in the locker room: A profeminist analysis of talk about competition and women
169(20)
Timothy Jon Curry
Seminar questions
188(1)
PART VI Sexualities
189(34)
Introduction
191(2)
Changing the game: Homophobia, sexism and lesbians in sport
193(16)
Pat Griffin
Outlaws in sport and education? Exploring the sporting and education experiences of lesbian Physical Education teachers
209(14)
Gill Clarke
Seminar questions
222(1)
PART VII Bodies, physicality and power
223(48)
Introduction
225(2)
The embodiment of gender: Discipline, domination, and empowerment
227(14)
David Whitson
Collapsing gender in competitive body building: Researching contradictions and ambiguity in sport
241(14)
Camilla Obel
Men loving men hating women: The crisis of masculinity and violence to women in sport
255(16)
Celia Brackenridge
Seminar questions
269(2)
PART VIII Policy and politics
271(33)
Introduction
273(2)
The Windhoek call for action
275(2)
Playing with patriarchy: The gendered dynamics of sports organizations
277(15)
Margaret Talbot
Challenging the gendered space of sport: Women's ice hockey and the struggle for legitimacy
292(12)
Nancy Theberge
Seminar questions
303(1)
Index 304

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