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Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
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With contributions from many of the world's leading experts on the sociology of sport, this volume brings together influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport.

Sport & Gender – (inter)nationale sportsoziologische Geschlechterforschung

Sport & Gender – (inter)nationale sportsoziologische Geschlechterforschung

Theoretische Ansätze, Praktiken und Perspektiven

  • Author: Gabriele Sobiech,Sandra Günter
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658130989
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
  • View: 673
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Die Herausgeberinnen des vorliegenden Sammelbandes präsentieren sportwissenschaftliche Forschung mit Rückbindung an theoretische Ansätze der soziologischen Geschlechterforschung. Die sportwissenschaftliche Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung wurde von jeher stark von der angloamerikanischen Forschung beeinflusst und im europäischen Raum durch internationale Ansätze und Kooperationen geprägt. Dies wird auch in dem vorliegenden Sammelband deutlich, sodass einige der internationalen Beiträge in englischer Sprache verfasst sind. Der Band richtet sich daher an deutschsprachige, aber auch an englischsprachige Wissenschaftler_innen und Studierende, die sich für die Geschlechterforschung in der Sportwissenschaft interessieren. Ebenso können Trainer_innen und Sportlehrkräfte für ihre praktische Arbeit theoretische Anregungen zur Bedeutung von Geschlechterkonstruktionen in Sport und Sportunterricht erhalten. Denn die grundlegende Fragestellung aller Beiträge lautet: Welche Relevanz hat Geschlecht, insbesondere auch in der Verflechtung mit anderen Kategorien, als Dimension sozialer Ordnung im Feld des Sports?

Women and Sports in the United States

Women and Sports in the United States

A Documentary Reader

  • Author: Jean O'Reilly
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 1555537871
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 406
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The only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports

Euphoria and Exhaustion

Euphoria and Exhaustion

Modern Sport in Soviet Culture and Society

  • Author: Nikolaus Katzer,Sandra Budy,Alexandra Köhring,Manfred Zeller
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593392909
  • Category: History
  • Page: 359
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The architects of the Soviet Union intended not merely to remake their society—they also had an ambitious plan to remake the citizenry physically, with the goal of perfecting the socialist ideal of man. As Euphoria and Exhaustion shows, the Soviet leadership used sport as one of the primary arenas in which to deploy and test their efforts to mechanize and perfect the human body, drawing on knowledge from physiology, biology, medicine, and hygiene. At the same time, however, such efforts, like any form of social control, could easily lead to discontent—and thus, the editors show, a study of changes in public attitude towards sport can offer insight into overall levels of integration, dissatisfaction, and social exhaustion in the Soviet Union.

Sports Media

Sports Media

Transformation, Integration, Consumption

  • Author: Andrew C. Billings
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136838813
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 232
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Looking toward a future with increasingly hybridized media offerings, Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption examines sports media scholarship and its role in facilitating understanding of the increasingly complex world of sports media. Acknowledging that consumer demand for sports media content has influenced nearly every major technology innovation of the past several decades, chapters included herein assess existing scholarship while positing important future questions about the role sports media will play in the daily lives of sports fans worldwide. Contributions from well-known scholars are supplemented by work from younger researchers doing new work in this area. Developed for the Broadcast Education Association's Electronic Media Research series, this volume will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students in media, communication, sociology, marketing, and sports management, and will serve as a valuable reference for future research in sports media.

Women's Football in the UK

Women's Football in the UK

Continuing with Gender Analyses

  • Author: Jayne Caudwell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317966228
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 158
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This book examines the complex ways in which girls and women experience football cultures in Britain. It extends current debate surrounding women and football (namely, how gender has functioned to shape women’s experiences of playing the game), by focusing on organisational, administrative and coaching practices, alongside the particular issues surrounding sexuality, ethnicity and disability (not only gender). The book analyses football and gender to reveal the subtle forms of discrimination that persist. It is important to highlight the many challenges and transformations made by girls and women but more importantly to consider the ways power continues to operate to devalue and undermine girls and women involved in the game. The UK-based authors make use of their recent research findings to offer critical debate on girls’ and women’s current experiences of British football cultures. Overall the book reveals the present day complexities of marginalisation and exclusion. This book was published as a special issue of Sport and Society.

Fandom

Fandom

Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

  • Author: Jonathan Gray,C. Lee Harrington,Cornel Sandvoss
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814732380
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 412
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We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

A Game of Their Own

A Game of Their Own

Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball

  • Author: Jennifer Ring
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 080326996X
  • Category: GAMES
  • Page: 408
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In 2010 twenty American women were selected to represent Team USA in the fourth Women’s Baseball World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; most Americans, however, had no idea such a team even existed. A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball and offers an account of the 2010 Women’s World Cup tournament. Jennifer Ring includes oral histories of eleven members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from the moment each player picked up a bat and ball as a young girl to her selection for Team USA. Each story is unique, but they share common themes that will resonate with young female players and fans alike: facing skepticism and taunts from players and parents when taking the batter’s box or the pitcher’s mound, self-doubt, the unceasing pressure to switch to softball, and eventual acceptance by their baseball teammates as they prove themselves as ballplayers. These racially, culturally, and economically diverse players from across the country have ignored the message that their love of the national pastime is “wrong.” Their stories come alive as they recount their battles and most memorable moments playing baseball—the joys of exceeding expectations and the pleasure of honing baseball skills and talent despite the lack of support. With exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and administrators, A Game of Their Own celebrates the U.S. Women’s National Team and the excellence of its remarkable players. In response to the jeer “No girls allowed!” these are powerful stories of optimism, feistiness, and staying true to oneself.

Out of Play

Out of Play

Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

  • Author: Michael A. Messner
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791479781
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

The Ethics of Sports

The Ethics of Sports

A Reader

  • Author: Mike J. McNamee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415478618
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 505
  • View: 517
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A collection of articles that showcases international scholarship in the field of sports ethics. It addresses contemporary themes within sports ethics, such as gene doping, introducing classic ethical debates that define our understanding of sport, sporting conduct and sport in practice.

Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader

Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader

  • Author: Jodi O'Brien,Arlene Stein
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506352308
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 9483
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This new anthology brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the ASA. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the “public face” of sociology. The editors have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.

Female Football Fans

Female Football Fans

Community, Identity and Sexism

  • Author: C. Dunn
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113739823X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
  • View: 1691
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Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the experience of men, and it usually talks about alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.

Sport, Beer, and Gender

Sport, Beer, and Gender

Promotional Culture and Contemporary Social Life

  • Author: Lawrence A. Wenner,Steven J. Jackson
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9781433100765
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 317
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contemporary gendered identity." --Book Jacket.

Gender Relations in Sport

Gender Relations in Sport

  • Author: Emily A. Roper
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9462094551
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 186
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Designed primarily as a textbook for upper division undergraduate courses in gender and sport, gender issues, sport sociology, cultural sport studies, and women’s studies, Gender Relations in Sport provides a comprehensive examination of the intersecting themes and concepts surrounding the study of gender and sport. The 16 contributors, leading scholars from sport studies, present key issues, current research perspectives and theoretical developments within nine sub-areas of gender and sport: • Gender and sport participation • Theories of gender and sport • Gender and sport media • Sexual identity and sport • Intersections of race, ethnicity and gender in sport • Framing Title IX policy using conceptual metaphors • Studying the athletic body • Sexual harassment and abuse in sport • Historical developments and current issues from a European perspective The intersecting themes and concepts across chapters are also accentuated. Such a publication provides access to the study of gender relations in sport to students across a variety of disciplines. Emily A. Roper, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and sport.

Sport

Sport

A Critical Sociology

  • Author: Richard Giulianotti
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745625452
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 267
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Presenting a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport, this work gives a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues, including functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodernism and globalization.

No Slam Dunk

No Slam Dunk

Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change

  • Author: Cheryl Cooky,Michael A. Messner
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813592062
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 314
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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”

More Than a Game

More Than a Game

One Woman's Fight for Gender Equity in Sport

  • Author: Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555535254
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 309
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Contrary to rumors on campus and in the local press, Cynthia Pemberton did not set out in 1992 to destroy the long-honored football team of Linfield College, a small liberal arts school in Oregon. Instead, the Assistant Athletic Director for Women's Sports wanted to make athletic opportunities equally available to both women and men-simply to make the college comply with the law. Her six-year crusade for full implementation of Title IX made headlines across the nation. Here is Pemberton's autobiographical account of what would become the ordeal of her life. When Pemberton first arrived at Linfield in 1989, she accepted the logic that the more lucrative men's sports earned male players preferential treatment. Men's teams were outfitted at the college's expense, but Pemberton began noticing that the women often had to buy their own equipment and shape their practice and facility use schedules around the men's sports. Also, scant resources were available for the recruiting and coaching of women athletes. It became clear that their success would always be limited unless policies changed. The author recounts her steps in prodding Linfield to gender awareness and then to justice. For six years, Pemberton endured harassment from her supervisor, attempts to derail her professional development, and smear campaigns in local newspapers, while her supporters on campus faced intimidation. She had come to the brink of financial ruin and psychological exhaustion by the time her lawsuit against the college was settled. The struggle for gender equity in sport is far from over, but Pemberton leaves a legacy for women athletes, their coaches, and school administrators. Her book conveys bold determination and is rich with insights into the workings of the legal system and academic bureaucracy. It will enlighten anyone who pursues educational and social change -- and teach a new generation of women not to take their rights for granted.

Sport Worlds

Sport Worlds

A Sociological Perspective

  • Author: Joseph A. Maguire
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780880119726
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 242
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Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivetakes a novel approach to tracing the intimate and extensive relationships between sport and other social worlds. By examining classic issues and current trends, the text offers students and practitioners alike a broad base of knowledge with which to challenge the everyday conventions and practices of sport. Joseph Maguire, Grant Jarvie, Louise Mansfield, and Joe Bradley deftly highlight the ways in which sport competitions are shaped more by what happens off the field than on. Using contemporary examples, the authors paint a historically relevant picture of how sport is an integral part of the global order, our local communities, and our individual identities. The text includes the following features: -A straightforward organization and easy-to-read style making it an essential reference for students and professionals studying sociology of sport -Clearly stated objectives and review questions at the start and end of each chapter that give readers a framework for learning and understanding key points throughout the text -Project suggestions in each chapter that allow readers to incorporate learning concepts into hands-on, real-life situations, furthering student comprehension -Narrative case studies based on current issues illustrating the global nature of the modern world of sport -Highlighted examples that allow readers to relate today's sport headlines to issues and trends beyond the final score -Debating points that engage readers in thought-provoking discussions, allowing readers to assess the sociology of sport issues for themselves Part I,"Sport Inside the World," examines a range of global systems, processes, and issues that characterize sport worlds. These include networks, boundaries, conventions, and challenges. Attention is given to issues such as migration, the environment, and politics. Part II,“Inside the Worlds of Sport,” focuses on the significance of sport in the emotional and social lives of people. Special focus is on questions of gender, place, space, and identities. Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivekeenly illustrates how sport enters our lives from different paths, giving readers a fresh perspective from which to consider the true character and meaning of sport. For students, researchers, and professionals alike—be they participants, spectators, or consumers of sport—the text is an extensive resource that will enhance their overall experience in the world of sport.

The Sport and Society Reader

The Sport and Society Reader

  • Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415772495
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 394
  • View: 3894
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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

Women and Sport

Women and Sport

Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration

  • Author: Ellen J. Staurowsky
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1492585874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 7937
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Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration focuses on women winning access to the playing field as well as the front office in sport. Readers will gain an understanding of how women have been involved in sport and physical activity, how they have struggled for widespread recognition and legitimacy in the eyes of many, and how they continue to carve out their role in shaping sport as we know it today and as it will be in the future. Edited by renowned expert Ellen J. Staurowsky, widely accepted as an authority on college athlete rights and Title IX and gender equity, Women and Sport facilitates interdisciplinary, research-based discussion by providing a detailed account of contributions from women in sport. The text features a foreword by sport executive Donna Orender and 15 chapters—written by leading authorities in women and gender studies in sport—that are grouped into four parts: • Women’s Sport in Context: Connecting Past and Present reminds readers of the historical events and influences that shape today’s landscape. • Strong Girls, Strong Women recognizes gender differences and what it means to create equitable access to sport opportunities. • Women, Sport, and Social Location explores how various characteristics and qualities may affect sport participation and opportunities. • Women in the Sport Industry offers a rare and contemporary approach to examining women in sport leadership, management, and media. Women and Sport was developed with the intent of filling a need by serving as a primary textbook and separates itself from other titles by providing an abundance of instructor ancillary materials that assist in class preparations. Pedagogical aids such as objectives, glossary terms, discussion questions, and learning activities in each chapter facilitate student understanding of the material covered. Sidebars throughout the text enable the contributors to provide thought-provoking content on topics such as media coverage of female athletes, how female athletes are used in marketing campaigns, and whether athletic competitions should continue to be segregated by sex. Readers will discover the impact of these topics in many areas of society, from biomedical to psychosocial and historical. Through its engaging content, Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration serves as a launching pad for discussions that will shape society’s ongoing conversation about what it means to be a female athlete or a woman working in sport. It is an ideal textbook for adoption in interdisciplinary courses that focus on women and gender studies in sport.