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.

Gender and Sport

A Reader
Author: Sheila Scraton,Anne Flintoff
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415259538
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
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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.

`Race', Sport and British Society


Author: Ben Carrington,Ian McDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134578172
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life. Looking at a range of sports, including football, rugby league and cricket, this book covers key topics such as: * British nationalism and nationalist ideology * racial science and the images of Asian and black physicality * sport, racism and the law * black feminism and the issues of race, gender and sport * the role of the media in perpetuating and challenging racial stereotypes. Challenging the prevailing liberal view that sport is one area of society where 'good race-relations' are developed, this book offers a wealth of research material, and a strong theoretical perspective on contemporary British sport. It will therefore be of vital interest to sociologists, sports studies students, sport policy-makers and anyone with an interest in contemporary British sport.

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?

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.

Native Americans and Sport in North America

Other People's Games
Author: C. King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136769161
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 221
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Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of EuroAmerican sports; and it unpacks social categories,

Race, Gender and Class

Theory and Methods of Analysis
Author: Bart Landry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344715
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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This edited volume provides race, class, gender theory and detailed guidelines, strategies, and rules for the methodology of the Race, Class and Gender approach. It uses Intersection Theory to expose students to articles that employ the Race, Class, Gender approach.

Race, Sport and Politics

The Sporting Black Diaspora
Author: Ben Carrington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412901022
Category: Social Science
Page: 201
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This is the first book-length study to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary western multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows that over the past century sport has occupied a dominant position within Western culture in producing ideas of racial difference and alterity while providing a powerful and public modality for forms of black cultural resistance. Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, it is the first book that centrally locates sport within the cultural politics of the black diaspora and will be of relevance to students and scholars in fields such as the sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.

Deviance and Social Control in Sport


Author: Michael Atkinson,Kevin Young
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736060424
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 267
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Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields.

Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods


Author: Laura Azzarito,David Kirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136291970
Category: Education
Page: 256
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To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of understanding, visual research has been scarce in the fields of physical culture and physical education pedagogy. This groundbreaking book is the first to mark a "visual turn" in understanding and researching physical culture and pedagogies, offering innovative, image-based research that reveals key issues in the domains of sport, health, and physical education studies. Integrating visual research into physical culture and pedagogy studies, the book provides the reader with different ways of "seeing", looking at, and critically engaging with physical culture. Since human movement is increasingly created, established, and pedagogized beyond traditional educational sites such as schools, sport clubs, and fitness gyms, the book also explores the notion of visual pedagogy in wider physical culture, helping the reader to understand how visual-based technologies such as television, the internet, and mobile phones are central to people’s engagement with physical culture today. The book demonstrates how the visual creates dynamic pedagogical tools for revealing playful forms of embodiment, and offers the reader a range of visual methods, from researcher-produced photo analysis to participatory-centred visual approaches, that will enhance their own study of physical culture. Pedagogies, Physical Culture and Visual Methods is important reading for all advanced students and researchers with an interest in human movement, physical education, physical culture, sport studies, and research methods in education.

Race and Sport in Canada

Intersecting Inequalities
Author: Janelle Joseph,Simon Darnell,Yuka Nakamura
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551304147
Category: Africa
Page: 300
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Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities is the first anthology to explore intersections of race with the constructions of gender, sexuality, class, and ability within the context of Canadian sport settings. Written by a collection of emerging and established scholars, this book is broadly organized around three interrelated areas: historical approaches to the study of race and sport in Canada; Canadian immigration and the study of race and sport; and the study of race and sport beyond Canada's borders. Within these themes, a variety of relevant topics are discussed, including black football players in twentieth-century Canada, the structural barriers to sports participation faced by immigrants arriving to Atlantic Canada, and NCAA scholarships and Canadian athletes. Race and Sport in Canada will be of interest to the general reader as well as to instructors and students in the fields of sport studies, sociology, critical race studies, cultural studies, and education.

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio
Author: David Nylund
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479420
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 206
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Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

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
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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.

Values and Norms in Sport

Critical Reflections on the Position and Meanings of Sport in Society
Author: Johan Steenbergen,Paul de Knop,Agnes Elling
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841260576
Category: Social Science
Page: 374
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This book is accessible to a wide range of teachers, researchers and students in the world of sport. The central research question in the book is how values and norms manifest themselves in sport and what societal meanings they have. Different contributions provide a number of different perspectives.

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.

Japanese Women and Sport

Beyond Baseball and Sumo
Author: Robin Kietlinski
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1849666695
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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In 'Japanese Women and Sport', Robin Kietlinski sets out to problematize the hegemonic image of the delicate Japanese woman, highlighting an overlooked area in the history of modern Japan. Previous studies of gender in the Japanese context do not explore the history of female participation in sport, and recent academic studies of women and sport tend to focus on Western countries. Kietlinski locates the discussion of Japanese women in sport within a larger East Asian context and considers the socio-economic position and history of modern Japan. Reaching from the early 20th century to the present day, Kietlinski traces the progression of Japanese women's participation in sport from the first female school for physical education and the foundations of competitive sport through to their growing presence in the Olympics and international sport.

Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport


Author: Ben Carrington,Ian McDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134186878
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the cultural politics of "race", gender, sexuality, age and disability, sport is so profoundly marked by relations of power that it lends itself to critique and deconstruction. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport brings together leading experts on sport to address these issues and to reflect on the continued appeal of sport to people across the globe, as well as on the forms of inequality that sport both produces and highlights. Including a Foreword by Harry Cleaver and Afterword by Michael Bérubé, this book assesses the impact of this work on the fields of ‘mainstream’ Marxism and cultural studies. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is centred on three vital questions: Is Marxism still relevant for understanding sport in the twenty-first century? Has Marxism been preserved or transcended by cultural studies? What is the relationship between theory and intervention in the politics of sport? The result is a unique and diverse examination of modern sports culture. The first book published on the relationship between sport and Marxism for over twenty years, Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is an invaluable resource for students of sport sociology, Marxism, and cultural studies at all levels.