Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

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qAll sports focus on the physical body, with images of speed and power, agility, skilfulness and achievement. Throughout the history of sports, gender divisions and stereotypes have been intrinsic to their structure and culture, while sexuality has been inseparable from the gendered character of sports. In other words, gender and sexuality have been fundamental to the understanding and practice of all sports and physical cultures, and lie at the centre of the growing field of sport studies. The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality offers a guide of unparalleled depth and breadth to the many complex inter-relationships between sport, gender, and sexuality. Consisting entirely of new empirical and theoretical essays by leading and emerging researchers and scholars from around the world, the books maps the historical, theoretical and empirical terrain of gender and sexuality studies in sport. Including personal and political narratives from across a wide range of different sports and physical activities, the book covers the separation of male and female sport and physical education from the mid-nineteenth century up until the present day. 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 all advanced students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociologyq--The 2012 Games were in some ways a celebration ofwomen in the West. American women accounted for 56% of the United Statesa#39; medal total, while Great Britaina#39;s women tallied ten gold medals, a number that would have placed them seventh in ... But this merely reflects the lack of women competitors overall from many National Olympic Commit- tees (NOCs): the ... attitudes of the IOC preventing any significant movement towards eradicating gender inequalities for female athletes.

Title:Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
Author:Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-05


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