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Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Edited By Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson Copyright 2014
    544 Pages
    by Routledge

    544 Pages
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    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

    Introduction 1. Sport, Gender and Sexuality: Surveying the Field - Jennifer Hargreaves and Eric Anderson  Section 1 Historical Perspectives: Setting the Scene  2. Games for the Boys: Sport, Empire and the Creation of the Masculine Ideal - Dean Allen  3. Sport, Gender and Sexuality at the 1908 London Olympic Games - Martin Polley  4. Gender In/Equality at the Olympic and Paralympic Games - Maureen M. Smith and Alison M. Wrynn  5. The Dancing Body, Sexuality, and the Emergence of the ‘New Woman’ - Patricia Vertinsky  6. Women and Sport in Interwar Britain - Carol Osborne and Fiona Skillen  7. The Gendered Governance of Association Football - Jean Williams  8. A Post-Colonial Critique of the International ‘Movements’ for Women and Sexuality in Sport - Elizabeth C.J. Pike and Jordan J.K. Matthews  Section 2 Views from Countries across the World  9. Women and Sport in Mainland China: Revolution, Resistance and Resilience - Jinxia Dong  10. From Ryōsaikenbo to the World Cup Win of Nadeshiko: Women and Sports in Japan - Keiko Ikeda  11. Sumo and Masculine Gigantism - Hans Bonde  12. Rituals of the Masculine State: Sports Festivals, Gender and Power in Laos and Southeast Asia - Simon Creak  13. Gendered Barriers to Brazilian Female Football: 20th Century Legacies - Jorge Knijnik  14. The Participation of Women in Brazilian Olympic Sport - Katia Rubio 15. Women and Athletics in South Africa - Christopher Merrett  Section 3 Diversity and Division 16. Intersectionality and Whiteness: Troubling Gender and Sexuality in Sport Studies - Mary G. McDonald  17. British Asian Female Footballers: Intersections of Identity - Aarti Ratna  18. Black Female Athletes as Space Invaders - Ben Carrington  19. Disabled Sporting Bodies as Sexual Beings: Reflections and Challenges - Andrew C. Sparkes, James Brighton and Kay Inckle  20. The Role of Sport in Negotiating the Dilemma of Disabled Masculinity - Nikki Wedgwood  21. Religion, Culture and Sport in the Lives of Young Muslim Women: International Perspectives - Symeon Dagkas, Tansin Benn and Kelly Knez  Section 4 Gender Conformity and its Challenges  22. Interrogating the Body in Contemporary Cheerleading - Pamela Bettis and Natalie Guice Adams  23. Sexuality and the Muscular Male Body - Kenneth R. Dutton  24. Can Gender Equality Become an Encumbrance? - Håkan Larsson  25. Women and Surfing Spaces in Newquay, UK - Georgina Roy and Jayne Caudwell  26. Female Football Fans and Gender Performance - Stacey Pope  27. Watching Women Box - Kasia Boddy  Section 5 Homosexuality: Issues and Challenges  28. Overcoming Sexism and Homophobia in Women’s Sports - Pat Griffin  29. Sport and a Cultural Shift Away from Homohysteria - Rachael Bullingham, Rory Magrath and Eric Anderson  30. Contextualizing Homophobic Language in Sport - Mark McCormack  31. 100 Missing Men: Participation, Selection, and Silence of Gay Athletes - Scott Ogawa  32. I Don't "Look Gay": Different Disclosures of Sexual Identity in Men's, Women's and Co-ed Sport - Elizabeth Cavalier  33. Gay Sport Spaces: Transgressing Hetero(/homo)normativity and Transforming Sport? - Scarlett Drury  34. The Gay Games: A Beacon of Inclusion in Sport? - Caroline Symons  35. The Pink Flamingo: A Gay Aquatic Spectacle - Terry L. Allison  Section 6 Questioning and Transgressing Sex  36. Subjective Sex: Science, Medicine and Sex Tests in Sport - Vanessa Heggie  37. Affective Forms: Neuroscience, Gender and Sport - Leslie Heywood  38. Queer Genes? The Bio-Amazons Project: A Response to Critics - Claudio M. Tamburrini  39. Transgender Exclusion and Inclusion in Sport - Adam Love  40. The Inclusion of Transgender Students in United States School-Based Athletics - Helen Carroll  41. Male/Female or Other: the Untold Stories of Female Athletes with Intersex Conditions in India - Payoshni Mitra  Section 7 Power, Control and Abuse  42. Foucauldian Examinations of Sport, Gender and Sexuality - Richard Pringle  43. Psychological Safety and the Expression of Sexual Orientation Personal Identity - George B. Cunningham, Andrew C. Pickett, E. Nicole Melton, Woojun Lee and Kathi Miner  44. Sportswork: The Gendered Significance of Sport at Work - Michele R. Gregory  45. Suffering in Gratitude: Sport and the Sexually Abused Male Child - Mike Hartill  46. The Olympic Missionary Position: Gender, Race, and the Telling of Truths - Laura Robinson  47. Transcending the (White) Straight Mind in Sport - Caroline Fusco  Section 8 Gender and Sexuality in the Mediation of Sport  48. Sporting Fictions: In Praise of Masculinity? - Jeffrey Hill  49. Transmitting Softer Masculinity: Sports Talk Radio and Masculinity - David Nylund  50. Sexuality in the Mediation of Sport  - Edward M. Kian  51. Gender, Media and the Sport Scandal - David Rowe  52. Myth and Masculinity in the Sport Films of Jorgen Leth - Ian McDonald  53. Gender Trouble in Female Sports Films - Katharin A Lindner


    Jennifer Hargreaves is retired from full-time university work and is now a freelance writer/consultant. She was an early pioneer of sport sociology specializing in gender issues, the role of women in sport and the politics of the body. Jennifer has published prolifically, with translations into several different languages; has given addresses all over the world; and has worked as a guest professor in Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

    Eric Anderson is a sociologist and a Professor of Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities at the University of Winchester, UK. His research shows an increasingly positive relationship between gay athletes and sport, as well as a growing movement of heterosexual masculinities becoming softer and more inclusive. Professor Anderson has published twelve books, including Sport, Theory and Social Problems, Inclusive Masculinity and Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities, all with Routledge.

    The most wide-ranging volume ever published on the broad topic of gender and sexuality within sport. Summing Up: Recommended. -S. K. Fields, University of Colorado-Denver, CHOICE Review, December 2014