1st Edition

Feminist Applied Sport Psychology From Theory to Practice

Edited By Leeja Carter Copyright 2020
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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.