Sport And Gender Identities Masculinities, Femininities And Sexualities

Sport And Gender Identities Masculinities, Femininities And Sexualities
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415259576
  • ISBN: 0415259576
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Routledge


Aitchison, Cara, Scraton, Sheila


How are gender and sexuality constructed and contested in sport? This important new book brings together gender studies and sexuality studies to provide original and critical insights on identity formation within a wide range of sport-related relations and practices. The authors draw on key contemporary theoretical debates concerning gender, sport and identity from a range of disciplines including sociology, social and cultural geography, media studies and management studies. Structured into three sections, addressing issues of masculinity, 'feminisation' and sexuality: Part One, 'Representing masculinities in sport' explores media representations in men's football, tennis, rugby and skate boarding. Part Two, 'The 'feminisation' of male sports arenas' examines ways in which women have contested male-dominated sporting arenas of basketball, triathlon and cricket. Part Three, 'The performance of sexuality in sporting spaces' analyses the development of queer theory in sport studies, the significance of homophobia in sport, the role of the Gay Games, and management practices in developing sport. 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.Aitchison, Cara is the author of 'Sport And Gender Identities Masculinities, Femininities And Sexualities' with ISBN 9780415259576 and ISBN 0415259576.

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