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Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton,Anne Flintoff
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 2647
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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 reaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 1340
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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.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

A Reader

  • Author: Sheila Scraton,Anne Flintoff
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415259538
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 9127
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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 reaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.

The Ethics of Sports

The Ethics of Sports

A Reader

  • Author: Mike J. McNamee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415478618
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 505
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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.

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
  • View: 833
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The only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

  • Author: Jennifer Hargreaves,Eric Anderson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136326960
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 544
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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

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.

Coming On Strong

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport

  • Author: Susan K Cahn
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252097521
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
  • View: 4317
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Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

Race, Gender and Sport

Race, Gender and Sport

The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women

  • Author: Aarti Ratna,Samaya F. Samie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317266870
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 244
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The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and dynamic lived realities. This international collection of critical essays provides compelling insight into the lived realities of ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport. Throughout the book, contributors either draw on the political consciousnesses of ‘Other’ feminisms, or privilege the voices of ethnic 'Other' girls and women so as to broaden, diversify and advance critical thinking pertaining to ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport and physical culture. The purpose of the collection is both to produce knowledge and privilege otherwise subjugated knowledges, which individually and collectively present counter-narratives that better speak to the lived realities of racially oppressed groups of women and girls. Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women is important reading for all students and scholars with an interest in the sociology of sport, gender studies, or race and ethnicity studies.

Women, Media and Sport

Women, Media and Sport

Challenging Gender Values

  • Author: Pamela J. Creedon
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452254672
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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This book - the first to link feminism, sport and media theory - provides a broad cultural studies orientation. In addition to a theoretical analysis, it provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects and the construction of the sportswoman and women's sports. Divided into three parts, the book: provides an overview of the three areas; focuses on the print and broadcast media portrayal of women's sport, examining such issues as the relationship of sports promotion to media representations of women's sports and the ways in which sports reporting is taught to future journalists; and seeks to develop a new model for the future.

Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender

Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender

Historical Perspectives and Media Representations

  • Author: L. Fuller
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230600751
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 1464
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Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations contains 21 wide-ranging chapters examining sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena.

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.

Versailles

Versailles

A Biography of a Palace

  • Author: Tony Spawforth
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429928786
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace's legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France's old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European courts, all in an iconic home for the French arts. The palace itself has been radically altered since 1789, and the court was long ago swept away. Versailles sets out to rediscover what is now a vanished world: a great center of power, seat of royal government, and, for thousands, a home both grand and squalid, bound by social codes almost incomprehensible to us today. Using eyewitness testimony as well as the latest historical research, Spawforth offers the first full account of Versailles in English in over thirty years. Blowing away the myths of Versailles, he analyses afresh the politics behind the Sun King's construction of the palace and shows how Versailles worked as the seat of a royal court. He probes the conventional picture of a "perpetual house party" of courtiers and gives full weight to the darker side: not just the mounting discomfort of the aging buildings but also the intrigue and status anxiety of its aristocrats. The book brings out clearly the fateful consequences for the French monarchy of its relocation to Versailles and also examines the changing place of Versailles in France's national identity since 1789. Many books have told the stories of the royals and artists living in Versailles, but this is the first to turn its focus on the palace itself---from architecture and politics to scandal and restoration.

Women and Sport

Women and Sport

From Liberation to Celebration

  • Author: Staurowsky, Ellen J.
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1492532193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
  • View: 2886
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Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration is a comprehensive textbook for interdisciplinary courses that focus on women and gender studies in sport. It provides readers with thought-provoking discussions about the history, evolution, and current role of women in sport.

Gender Relations in Sport

Gender Relations in Sport

  • Author: Emily A. Roper
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9462094551
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 186
  • View: 8590
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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.

Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sport

Critical Perspectives on Gender and Sport

  • Author: Curtis Fogel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781612299945
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 318
  • View: 8595
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This collection examines how athletes, coaches, sport managers, and journalists experience, understand, and construct gender, sex, and sexuality in contemporary sport in North America and internationally.

Power at Play

Power at Play

Sports and the Problem of Masculinity

  • Author: Michael A. Messner
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807041055
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
  • View: 7681
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North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Book Award 1993 Based on interviews with a diverse group of former high school, college, and professional athletes, Power at Play examines the important role sports play in defining masculinity for American men.

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
  • View: 2745
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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.”

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization

  • Author: Jimoh Shehu
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 286978306X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 154
  • View: 6001
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Drawing on various theories and cross-cultural data, the contributors to this volume highlight the various ways in which sport norms, policies, practices and representations pervasively interface with gender and other socially constructed categories of difference. They argue that sport is not only a site of competition and physical recreation, but also a crossroad where features of modern society such as hegemony, identities, democracy, technology, development and master statuses intertwine and bifurcate. As they point out in many ways, sport production, reproduction, distribution and consumption are relational, spatial and contextual and, therefore, do not pay off for men, women and other social groups equally. The authors draw attention to the structure and scope of efforts needed to transform the exclusionary and gendered nature of sport processes to make them adequate to the task of engendering Africa's development. --

Qualifying Times

Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

  • Author: Jaime Schultz
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252095960
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 6789
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This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women’s participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer.