176 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
1. Queering the Pitch Part 1: Masculinity and Violence On and Off the Pitch 2. Sport as Pedagogy: The Triad of Men's Violence 3. Masculinities and the Production of Media Representations in Sport 4. Men Viewing Violence: Masculinities and the Consumption of Violence in Boxing Part 2: The 'Feminisation' of Male Sports Arenas 5. Women and Ice Hockey: Challenges to a Masculine Preserve 6. Women Who Play Football: Is There Space for Lesbian Gender? 7. Gender and Identity in Women's Body Building Part 3: The Performance of Sexuality in Sporting Spaces 8. Homophobia as Constraint in Sport: The 'Gay Games' as Resistance 9. Crossing Boarders: Lesbian Physical Education Students and the Struggle for Sexual Spaces 10. Substituting Positions: The Changing Sexuality of a Women's Sports Team Part Four: Theorising Sexuality, Sport and Space 11. Gender, Sexuality and Queer Theory in Sport 12. The Feminisation of the American Sport Media 13. Sport, Gender and Geographies of Post-Sport