The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education


Author: Louise Mansfield,Jayne Caudwell,Belinda Wheaton,Beccy Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137533188
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 888
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This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.

Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health


Author: Dominic Malcolm,Philippa Velija
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351781324
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
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Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society. This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain the significance of figurational sociology in the development of the sociology of sport and to provide empirical case studies of figurational sociology in action. Covering core concepts such as the civilizing process, and key methods such as interviewing and ethnography, the book presents contemporary research in areas as diverse as sport-related health, mixed martial arts, sports policy, gender relations and cycling. Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health is an important resource for students of sport and social sciences, sociology, figurational sociology and sociology of sport and exercise.

Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance


Author: Agnes Elling,Jorid Hovden,Annelies Knoppers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351629522
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Gender equality is one of the founding democratic principles of the EU. However, recent studies of the Federation of Olympic Sports in Europe have shown that women occupy only fourteen percent of decision-making positions in sport organizations. This book presents a comprehensive and comparative study of how various regions and countries of Europe have addressed this lack of gender diversity, discussing which strategies have brought about change and to what extent these changes have been successful. With contributions from leading sport sociologists, covering countries such as Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK, it provides a foundation for future policymaking, methodological analyses and theoretical developments that can result in sustainable gender equality in European sport governance. Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance is important reading for scholars and students in the fields of sociology of sport, sport management, sociology, gender studies and studies of organization, management and leadership. It is also a valuable resource for policy makers in the EU, as well as national sport organizations and activists.

Feminisms in Leisure Studies

Advancing a Fourth Wave
Author: Diana Parry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351610155
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
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Feminisms in Leisure Studies acknowledges and advances the contribution of feminist theories to leisure knowledge and research. Building upon the strong history of feminist leisure scholarship, the book reviews key feminist theories and offers an overview of a fourth wave of feminism and its relevance to leisure. Written by a team of leading international feminist scholars, each chapter addresses a particular theoretical perspective, using examples from each author’s research to unpack methodological and substantive issues essential to leisure studies. Critically, this book moves beyond women, the emphasis of much gender scholarship to date, to focus on issues of feminism as connected to leisure scholarship more broadly. This book is an important and engaging read for students and scholars of diversity, women’s studies, multiculturalism, social justice, gender studies, leisure studies, LGBTQQ studies, and feminist research.

New Sporting Femininities

Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times
Author: Kim Toffoletti,Jessica Francombe-Webb,Holly Thorpe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319724819
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 334
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This edited collection critically explores new and emerging models of female athleticism in an era characterised as postfeminist. It approaches postfeminism through a critical lens to investigate new forms of politics being practised by women in physical activity, sport and online spaces at the intersections of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and ability. New Sporting Femininities features chapters on celebrity athletes such as Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey, alongside studies of the online fitspo movement and women’s growing participation in activities like roller derby, skateboarding and football. In doing so, it highlights key issues and concerns facing diverse groups of women in a rapidly changing gender-sport landscape. This collection sheds new light on the complex and often contradictory ways that women’s athletic participation is promoted, experienced and embodied in the context of postfeminism, commodity feminism and emerging forms of popular feminism.

Qualitative Research for Physical Culture


Author: P. Markula,M. Silk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230305636
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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This book provides a guide to qualitative research methods in the multidisciplinary field of physical culture. Developing an approach based on the '7 Ps' of research, this text navigates a pathway through the research process that will be invaluable as a teaching tool and to experienced and inexperienced researchers alike.

Researching Women and Sport


Author: Gill Clarke,Barbara Humberstone
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349253170
Category: Political Science
Page: 220
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This book aims to fill an important gap in feminist literature. In so doing, it addresses critical issues in feminist research around women, sport, physical activity and PE. All too frequently, women's presence in the sporting arena is marginalised and rarely are women's experiences heard and analysed. Drawing on a diversity of women's perspectives and theoretical standpoints, this book focuses upon the neglected process of research with women about 'sport'. All contributors to this collection have drawn on their research to illuminate and illustrate the dilemmas and issues involved in researching women's lives.

Endurance Running

A Socio-Cultural Examination
Author: William Bridel,Pirkko Markula,Jim Denison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317609379
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Running is a fundamental human activity and holds an important place in popular culture. In recent decades it has exploded in popularity as a leisure pursuit, with marathons and endurance challenges exerting a strong fascination. Endurance Running is the first collection of original qualitative research to examine distance running through a socio-cultural lens, with a general objective of understanding the concept and meaning of endurance historically and in contemporary times. Adopting diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to explore topics such as historical conceptualizations of endurance, lived experiences of endurance running, and the meaning of endurance in individual lives, the book reveals how the biological, historical, psychological, and sociological converge to form contextually specific ideas about endurance running and runners. Endurance Running is an essential book for anybody researching across the entire spectrum of endurance sports and fascinating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport or the body, cultural studies or behavioural science.

Olympic Women and the Media

International Perspectives
Author: P. Markula
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230233945
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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This book examines how women athletes were represented in international media coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualization, nationalism, success, failure and the [in]visibility of women athletes in newspaper reporting in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Living Dolls

warum junge Frauen heute lieber schön als schlau sein wollen
Author: Natasha Walter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596189960
Category:
Page: 330
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Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften


Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Kathrin Thiele
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643906021
Category: Women in art
Page: 372
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Die Gender Studies haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten sowohl im akademischen als auch im breiteren öffentlichen Diskurs als bereichernde Perspektive fest etabliert. Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften: Eine Einführung liefert fundiertes und zugängliches Wissen und gibt theoretische Werkzeuge an die Hand, die zu gendersensitiven Analysen von Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft befähigen. Diese Einführung richtet sich vor allem an Studierende und Lehrende in den Gender Studies, aber sie gibt auch einer breiteren Leserschaft ein facettenreiches Bild dieser jungen und politisch engagierten Wissenschaft.

Jenseits der Macht

Frauen, Männer und Moral
Author: Marilyn French
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688107497
Category: Social Science
Page: 992
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Die Geschichte der Menschheit ist zugleich und vor allem eine Geschichte der männlichen Macht, die vor Jahrtausenden mit den ersten Schritten zur Beherrschung der Natur einsetzte und sich heute angesichts der apokalyptischen Aura am Horizont der abendländischen Zivilisation einem verderblichen Ende zu nähern scheint. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht Marilyn French in ihrem umfassenden und mit reichhaltigem Quellenmaterial versehenen Werk die Ursprünge jener Macht und den Prozeß ihrer Ausweitung. Sie fragt nach ihren Auswirkungen auf die Lebensbedingungen von Mann und Frau in unterschiedlichen Kulturen und Epochen und forscht nach ihrem Niederschlag in exemplarischen Gesellschaftsbereichen: Theologie, politische Theorie, Rechtswesen, Medizin, Wirtschafts- und Erziehungswesen. Die Befunde addieren sich nicht nur zu einer allgemeingültigen Standortbestimmung der Frau und der feministischen Bewegung, sondern liefern den Beweis dafür, daß das Patriarchat weder die natürliche noch die unvermeidliche Organisationsform der menschlichen Gesellschaft darstellt. In ihrer Analyse entlarvt Marilyn French den kritischen Zustand der abendländischen Zivilisation als Folge der Zerstörung unserer moralischen Wertordnung durch die patriarchalische Machtgier. Sie weist zwingend nach, daß wir auf den Totalitarismus oder auf den Weltuntergang zusteuern, falls wir uns nicht eine Vision der menschlichen Zukunft zu eigen machen, die auf elementaren humanen Werten beruht: auf Werten, die in der Vergangenheit immer verächtlich als «weiblich» abgetan worden sind.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Digital Dilemmas

Transforming Gender Identities and Power Relations in Everyday Life
Author: Diana C. Parry,Corey W. Johnson,Simone Fullagar
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319952994
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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The proliferation of digital technologies, virtual spaces, and new forms of engagement raise key questions about the changing nature of gender relations and identities within democratic societies. This book offers a unique collection of chapters that brings together scholars from diverse backgrounds to explore how gender experiences and identities are being transformed by digital technologies in ways that affirm or deny social justice.