Sport and Gender Identities: Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities

1st Edition

Cara Carmichael Aitchison

Routledge
Published November 28, 2006
Reference - 176 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415259576 - CAT# RU59576

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Summary

This 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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