Sport and Gender Identities
Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities
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Sport and Gender Identities by Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415259576
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Sport and Gender Identities, Hardback (March 2006)
Taking a look at gender and sexuality in sport, this collection brings together perspectives from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, gender studies and sports studies. It addresses three main themes: masculinity and violence in sport, the 'feminisation' of traditionally male-dominated sports, and the performance of sexuality in sporting spaces.
Gender and Leisure, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Cara Carmichael Aitchison
Drawing on research data, this text systematically examines the key contexts within which leisure and gender relate, including leisure policy, issues of participation and the management and organization of leisure.
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Author Biography - Cara Carmichael Aitchison
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
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