Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby

1st Edition

Dawn Fletcher

Routledge
May 8, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780367856809 - CAT# 348280
Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

was $155.00

USD$124.00

SAVE ~$31.00

Available for pre-order. Item will ship after May 8, 2020
Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Modern roller derby has been theorised as a gendered leisure context, offering women opportunities for empowerment and growth, and enabling them to carve a space for themselves in sport. No longer a women-only sport, roller derby is now played by all genders and has been heralded as a model of inclusivity within sport.

Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby offers an insight into how men’s roller derby culture is created and maintained, how members forge an identity for themselves and their team, and how they create feelings of belonging and inclusivity. Through in-depth ethnographic study of a specific, localised roller derby community, this book examines how practices of skills capital intersect with different configurations of masculinity in a continual struggle between traditional and inclusive models of sport.

An interrogation of the ways a DIY sport can be seen to be achieved, experienced, and understood in everyday practice, this book will appeal to scholars of men, masculinities, and sport. Additionally, the methodological discussions will be of value to ethnographers and researchers who have had to deal with a disruptive presence.

Share this Title