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1st Edition

Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory

Edited By

Jayne Caudwell

ISBN 9780415367622
Published November 30, 2006 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

The first book focusing exclusively on this subject, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory captures the newest and best writing on an emerging focus of study that brings in perspectives from a number of disciplines including sports studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, and queer studies. An accessible introduction to this dynamic field, this is an explorative analysis of lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual and intersex people’s experiences of sport as well as a rigorous theoretical consideration of sociological and political issues.

Bringing together in a single source an exciting array of contributions, this is an ideal source of inspiration for anyone involved in this rapidly growing field, and fills a need for an excellent introduction to the main themes and issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Queer/Theory and the Study of Sport  1. Queering Theories of Sexuality in Sport Studies  Heather Sykes  2. Beyond the Pale: The Whiteness of Sport Studies and Queer Scholarship  Mary McDonald  Part II: Sports' Practices and Communities: Disrupting Heteronormativity?  3. Queer Athletes and Queering in Sport Heidi Eng  4. Ten Men Out: Gay Sporting Masculinities in Softball  Nigel Jarvis  5. Exploring the Limits of Queer and Sport: Gay Men Playing Tennis  Ian Wellard  6. The Necessity of Queer Shame for Gay Pride: The Gay Games and Cultural Events  Judy Davidson  Part III: Possibilities for Queer Bodies in Sport  7. Transgendering Sex and Sport in the Gay Games  Caroline Symons and Dennis Hemphill  8. Catching Crabs: Bodies, Emotions and Gay Identities in Mainstream Competitive Rowing  Gareth Owen  9. Femme-Fatale: Re-thinking the Femme-inine  Jayne Caudwell  10. Heterosexual Femininity: The Painful Process of Subjectification  Rebecca Lock

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Jayne Caudwell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.


"Her ability to synopsize most aspects of a broad field in fourteen pages is quite amazing" Terry Goldie, 2008