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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
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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

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.

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.

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.

Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Author: Paul Davis,Charlene Weaving
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134023278
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 212
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There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects, this collection is the first to focus on the philosophical writings that they have inspired. The editors have selected twelve of the most thought-provoking philosophical articles on these subjects from the past thirty years, to create a valuable and much needed resource. Written by established experts from all over the world, the essays in this collection cover four major themes: sport and the construction of the female objectification and the sexualization of sport homophobia sex boundaries: obstruction, naturalization and opposition. The book gathers a broad range of philosophical viewpoints on gender in sport into one unique source, subjecting the philosophical origins and characteristics of some of the most controversial topics in sport to rigorous scrutiny. With a balance of male and female contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, and a comprehensive introduction and postscript to contextualize the source material, Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity is essential reading for all students of the philosophy of sport, sport and gender, and feminist philosophy.

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
  • View: 4881
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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.

The Ethics of Sports

The Ethics of Sports

A Reader

  • Author: Mike J. McNamee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415478618
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 505
  • View: 9280
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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.

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
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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.

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.

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: 9147
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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: 1937
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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.

Women in Sport Leadership

Women in Sport Leadership

Research and practice for change

  • Author: Laura J. Burton,Sarah Leberman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134871597
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 172
  • View: 9461
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Although women and girls participate in sport in greater numbers than ever before, research shows there has been no significant increase in women leading sport organizations. This book takes an international, evidence-based perspective in examining women in sport leadership and offers future directions for improving gender equity. With contributions from leading international sport scholars and practitioners, it explores the opportunities and challenges women face while exercising leadership in sport organizations and evaluates leadership development practices. While positional leadership is crucial, this book argues that some women may choose to exercise leadership in non-positional ways, challenging readers to consider their personal values and passions. The chapters not only discuss key topics such as gender bias, intersectionality, quotas, networking, mentoring and sponsoring, but also present a variety of strategies to develop and support the next generation of women leaders in sport. A new model of how to achieve gender equity in sport leadership is also introduced. Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change is important reading for all students, scholars, leaders, administrators, and coaches with an interest in sport business, policy and management, as well as women’s sport and gender studies.

Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

Changes and Challenges

  • Author: Gertrud Pfister,Mari Kristin Sisjord
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3830978731
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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This volume covers current issues, cutting-edge debates and new knowledge on women and sport. The range of topics extends from female coaches and women in sport to sexual harassment, from snowboarders to schoolgirls, and from physical education to football. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the current debates on gender and sport from a women's perspective, to share new knowledge about important issues, in particular about gender (in)equalities, and to present insights into the causes and effects of the debates and developments in the arena of women's sport. A special focus in all chapters will be on the perspective of change, and backgrounds, reasons and effects of gender arrangements will be analyzed by scholars who made major contributions to the development of a new gender order in sport and society. Other authors are younger scholars with new perspectives and approaches - who represent the new generation of gender researchers.

Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport

  • Author: Jim McKay,Michael A. Messner,Donald Sabo
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 145226371X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 7874
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Exploring the more sophisticated and nuanced perspective in the era of sports dominance in America, athletics have become both a metaphor and reality of American masculinity. Edited by three of the leading scholars at the intersection of masculinity and sports studies, this volume offers a fascinating articulation on the state of athletics in modern society. Each part of this volume examines a significant arena and tackles some of the most deeply rooted issues within the field of sports. From the mechanisms by which masculinity is interwoven into sports, to the violence encoded within the field, this book provides an insiders look at the state of gender relations being contested and transformed.