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Sport and Gender Identities

Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities

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Sport and Gender Identities
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This important new book brings together gender studies and sexuality studies to provide original and critical insights into processes of identity formation in a wide range of sport-related contexts. The authors draw on contemporary debates concerning gender and identity from a range of disciplines including sociology, social and cultural geography, media studies and management studies, to address key issues in masculinity, femininity and sexuality: Part 1: Representing masculinities in sport analyses media representations of men's sports, exploring the variety and complexity of concepts of masculinity. Part 2: Transgressing femininities in sport makes use of case studies to examine the experiences of women in male-dominated sporting arenas. Part 3: Performing sexualities in sport analyses the role of queer theory in sport studies, explores experiences of and responses to homophobia in sport, and examines the significance of the Gay Games. This book will be of particular interest to students and academics working in sport studies, leisure studies, gender studies, queer and sexuality studies, social and cultural geography, and sociology.

Author Biography

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Release date NZ
March 30th, 2006
Contributor
Edited by Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
176
Dimensions
156x234x9
ISBN-13
9780415259576
Product ID
1681835

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