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Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing

  • Author: Kerry Griffiths
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317649184
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 142
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This book explores the phenomenon of pole dancing as an increasingly popular fitness and leisure activity for women. It moves beyond previous debates surrounding the empowering or degrading nature of pole dancing classes, and instead explores the complexities of these concepts and highlights that women participating in this practice cannot be seen as one dimensional. Femininity, Feminism and Recreational Pole Dancing explores the construction, negotiation and presentation of a gendered and classed identity and self through participation in pole dancing, the meaning of pole dancing as a fitness practice for women, and the concepts of community and friendship as developed through classes. Using empirical research, the book uncovers the stories and experiences of the women who participate in these classes, and examines what the mainstreaming of this type of sexualised dance means for the women who practice it. Pole dancing is shown to be a practice in which female identities are negotiated, performed and enacted and this book positions pole dancing as an activity which both reinforces but also presents some challenge to ideas of feminism and femininity for the women that participate. Women's participation in pole dancing is described in a discourse of choice and control, yet this book argues that the decision to participate is somewhat constructed by the advertising of these classes as enabling women to create a particular desirable self, which is perpetuated throughout our culture as the ‘ideal’. Exploring the ways in which women attempt to manage impressions and present themselves as ‘respectable’, the book examines how women wish to dis-identify with both women who work as strippers and women who are feminist, seeing both identities as contradictory to the feminine image that they pursue. The book explores the capacity of these classes to offer women some feelings of agency but challenges the idea that participating in pole dancing can offer collective empowerment. The book ultimately argues that women’s participation can be viewed both in terms of their active engagement and enjoyment of these classes and in terms of the structures and pressures which continue to shape their lives. This timely publication explores the complexity of the pole dancing phenomenon and highlights a range of questions surrounding this activity as a leisure form. It will be a valuable contribution to those interested in women’s and gender studies, cultural studies, feminism, sociology and leisure studies.

Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

  • Author: Katherine Dashper
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317390261
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 194
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Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership and collaboration in human–horse communication, the formation of individual and collective identities performed through involvement in the horse world, and human–horse interaction as an embodied way of being. This book argues that encounters between humans and horses can reveal the ways that human society has been and continues to be structured through intersection with nonhuman others. Equestrian sport and leisure provides an apt context for considering how such concepts of interspecies communication and collaboration are negotiated, managed, (mis)understood and performed, resulting in a uniquely embodied way of knowing and being in the world. Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure is fascinating reading for anyone interested in equestrianism, human-animal studies, theories of embodiment, the sociology of sport, or sport and social theory.

Women and Sport in Latin America

Women and Sport in Latin America

  • Author: Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131756572X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 260
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This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport

A sociocultural analysis

  • Author: Michael J. Hartill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317536002
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 234
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Cases of sport-related child sexual abuse have received increasing news coverage in recent years. This book documents and evaluates this important issue through a critical investigation of the research and theory on sexual violence and child sex offending that has emerged over the past thirty years. Based on life-history interviews with male and female ‘survivors’ of child sexual abuse in sport, this text offers a deeper appreciation for the experiences of those who are sexually victimized within sports and school-sport settings. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it also provides a new theoretical framework through which child sexual abuse in sport may be explored. Offering a critique spanning psychology, sociology and criminology, this book challenges existing theories of sex offending while advocating an alternative epistemology to help better understand and address this social problem. Presenting an original sociological approach to this field of study, Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport is important reading for any researcher, policy-maker or practitioner working in youth sport, physical education, sports coaching, sport policy, child protection or social work.

Women and Exercise

Women and Exercise

The Body, Health and Consumerism

  • Author: Eileen Kennedy,Pirkko Markula
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136883681
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise, therefore, has become a public concern, and physiological and psychological research has attempted to develop more effective exercise programs aimed at women. Yet women have a complex relationship with embodiment and physical activity that is difficult for quantitative scientific approaches to explore. This book addresses this neglect by providing a much-needed feminist, qualitative social analysis of women and exercise. The contributors, drawn from across Europe and North America, investigate the ways women experience exercise within the context of the global fitness industry. All the authors take a specifically feminist perspective in their analysis of the fit, feminine body, exploring media images and the global branding of fitness products, the relationship between exercise and fat, the construction of physical activity within health discourse, and the lived experience of the exercising body. The collection explores the diversity of women’s experiences of exercise in relation to age, ethnicity and body size. The book is essential for anyone interested in health promotion, sport and exercise or the social and cultural study of gender and embodiment.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Im Zeichen des Saturn

Im Zeichen des Saturn

Essays

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783446204249
  • Category:
  • Page: 205
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Frau und Sport

Frau und Sport

  • Author: Gertrud Bäumer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 313
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Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Weiber. [By T. G. von Hippel.]

Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Weiber. [By T. G. von Hippel.]

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Dialogue and Creativity

Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations

  • Author: Miettinen, Reijo
  • Publisher: Lehmanns Media
  • ISBN: 386541673X
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  • Page: 400
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Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.

De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus

De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus

  • Author: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim
  • Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
  • ISBN: 9783826012624
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 113
  • View: 352
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

  • Author: Georg Simmel
  • Publisher: Musaicum Books
  • ISBN: 802721386X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 47
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Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.

Sphären der Gerechtigkeit

Sphären der Gerechtigkeit

ein Plädoyer für Pluralität und Gleichheit

  • Author: Michael Walzer
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593380358
  • Category:
  • Page: 478
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Die wissenschaftliche Gerechtigkeitsdebatte, jahrelang dominiert von John Rawls'”Theorie der Gerechtigkeit“, erhielt 1983 durch Michael Walzer eine bedeutende Wendung. In Abgrenzung von Rawls und anderen Gerechtigkeitstheoretikern entwickelte Walzer in seinem inzwischen klassisch gewordenen Werk seine Vision einer”komplexen Gleichheit“. Er geht davon aus, dass wahre Gerechtigkeit nicht durch einen wörtlich verstandenen Gleichheitsbegriff verwirklicht werden kann: Vielmehr verlangen verschiedene wichtige Güter - Reichtum, Macht, Arbeit, Liebe - auch verschiedene Modi der Verteilung. Walzer setzt sich nachdrücklich für einen neuen pluralistischen Gleichheitsbegriff ein, der bis heute nichts an Aktualität verloren hat.

Kommunikation im Spitzensport

Kommunikation im Spitzensport

theoretische Reflexionen zu kommunikativen Erfolgsstrategien von Trainern

  • Author: Carmen Borggrefe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783778033852
  • Category: Athletes
  • Page: 293
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Englische Literaturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts

Englische Literaturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts

eine neue Darstellung aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung

  • Author: Ina Schabert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 497
  • View: 4552
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Faszinierendes Panorama der englischen Literatur: Auch dieser Folgeband einer englischen Literaturgeschichte aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung (1997) wird mit einem knappen Kapitel eingeleitet, das die sich wandelnden Normen von sex, gender und sexueller Orientierung im Kontext politischer, wirtschaftlicher und sozialer Veränderungen darstellt. Ihm folgen drei Kapitel über Werke der englischen Literatur und über jene englischsprachiger ethnischer Minderheiten in der Zeit der Klassischen Moderne (1900 - ca. 1930), um die Jahrhundertmitte (1930 - 1970) sowie in der Postmoderne (1970 - 2000). Mit grossem Elan und Detailfreude wird der Niederschlag weiblicher und männlicher, aber auch grenzüberschreitender Ausdrucksformen der Geschlechteridentität ausgebreitet und mit einem dichten Netz von Zitaten, kurzen Werkanalysen und intertextuellen Bezügen unterlegt. Diese originelle Sichtweise ist beeindruckend und höchst spannend zu lesen. Das Buch eignet sich jedoch wohl weniger für die konkrete Unterrichtsvorbereitung als für die Auffrischung und Erweiterung fachlicher Kenntnisse. Urs Lauer.

Der edelstein

Der edelstein

  • Author: Ulrich Boner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 233
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Politik mit der Angst

Politik mit der Angst

Zur Wirkung rechtspopulistischer Diskurse

  • Author: Ruth Wodak
  • Publisher: Satzweiss.com
  • ISBN: 3902968192
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 254
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In ihrem Buch zeichnet Ruth Wodak den Weg rechtspopulistischer Parteien von den Rändern der politischen Landschaft in den Mainstream nach. Sie beschreibt, wie die politischen Akteure mit ebenso einfachen wie wirkungsvollen Mitteln ihren Parteien zu politischem Einfluss verhelfen und auch den Medien die Themen vorgeben.