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Sport and Gender Identities
Masculinities, Femininities and Sexualities

ISBN 9780415259576
Published December 19, 2006 by Routledge
176 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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:

  • Part 1: Representing masculinities in sport analyses media representations of men’s sports, exploring the variety and complexity of concepts of masculinity.
  • Part 2: Transgressing femininities in sport makes use of case studies to examine the experiences of women in male-dominated sporting arenas.
  • Part 3: Performing sexualities in sport analyses the role of queer theory in sport studies, explores experiences of and responses to homophobia in sport, and examines the significance of the Gay Games.

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.

Table of Contents

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

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