1st Edition

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology
From Theory to Practice

Edited By

Leeja Carter

ISBN 9781138483071
Published July 15, 2019 by Routledge
236 Pages

USD $48.95

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Book Description

With an emphasis on women and transwomen athletes and exercisers of color, Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice introduces the reader to feminist, black feminist, and womanist sport psychology, offering an alternative and powerful approach to working with athletes. 

Covering core concepts, applied skills, and research methods, the book includes useful features throughout, such as discussion questions and definitions of key terms. It is organized into three sections covering, firstly, feminist theory, history, movements, and their importance in applied sport psychology; secondly, the intersection of race, class, and gender, and the integration of intersectional considerations into sport psychology; and finally, in-depth case studies of feminist sport psychology in action, each of which offers strategies for best practice.

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice is important reading for feminist-centred students and practitioners in performance and sports domains, and exercise psychology and anybody with an interest in feminist approaches to working with women of diverse backgrounds.

Table of Contents


Leeja Carter

SECTION I: Feminist Applied Sport Psychology

1. What is Feminism: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Tanya Prewitt-White and Leslee Fisher

2. History of Feminist Sport Psychology

Diane Gill

3. Yes, I Am a Feminist: My Interwoven Journey in Sport and Feminism

Tanya Prewitt-White

4. Feminist Sport Psychology Ethics

Ericac S. Tibbetts

5. Feminist and Sport Research Methods

Emily A. Roper and Leslee A. Fisher

Section II: More Than Gender

6. Black Feminist Thought: Contextualizing Black Women’s Sporting Experiences Amanda D. Manu

7. Race, Class and Gender: Intersectionality in Sport

Dawn M. Norwood

8. Mandating Intersectionality in Sport Psychology: Centering LGBTQ Women of Color Athletes

Martez D. R. Smith, Cathryn B. Lucas, Erica Tibbetts, Leeja Carter

Section III: Essays on Practice and Research

9. "Is This Where We Tell Our Stories": Exploring Black Women’s Health Experiences Through Storytelling

Leeja Carter

10. Asian Americans: The Other White Meat? Vacillating Identities and Asian American Women in Sport

Lauren Morimoto

11. A Story of Partnership Built on Indigenous and Feminist Epistemologies and Community-Based Participatory Research

Heather J. Peters, Teresa R. Peterson, and Dakota Wicohan Community

12. A Life of Paradoxes: Transwomen of Color in Sport

Derek Tice-Brown

13. This Girl Can Fight

Reisha Hul, Rebecca Donnelly, and Black Prince Trust

14. Women of Color in the Box—Safe Spaces in CrossFit and HIIT

Carlos Davila

15. Teaching as Transgression: The Meta-autoethnography of a Fat, Disabled, Brown Kinesiology Professor

Lauren S. Morimoto

16. Healing Old Wounds and Imagining New Futures: Feminist Reflections From a Straight, White Cisman in Sport Psychology

Ryan Sappington

17. The Unintentional Feminist

Kensa K. Gunter

18. Recognizing I’m the Elephant in the Room: Whiteness, Feminism and Working with Women of Color

Tanya Prewitt-White

19. Breaking Stereotypes and Barriers to Working with Muslim and Women of Color

Latisha Forester-Scott and Heather Peters

20. Doing Feminist Sport Psychology: Implications and A Call to Action

Leeja Carter, Carole Oglesby,The Dakota Wicohan Community, Lauren Morimoto, Heather J. Peters, Terresa R. Peterson

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Leeja Carter is Director of the Performance Excellence in Applied Kinesiology (PEAK) Program and Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions at Long Island University – Brooklyn (LIU), USA. Dr. Carter is a Fulbright Scholar, author, and writer who currently serves as the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)'s Interim Diversity and Inclusion Executive Board Division Head and the Women in Sports special interest group coordinator and has previously served as AASP Diversity Committee Chairperson. She sits on Long Island University – Brooklyn's Gender Studies Board and is a member of the American Psychology Association's Division 47: Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, and Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women.