The Women, Sport and Physical Activity series showcases work by leading international researchers and emerging scholars that offers new perspectives on the involvement of women in sport and physical activity. The series is interdisciplinary in scope, drawing on sociology, cultural studies, history, politics, gender studies, leisure studies, psychology, exercise science and coaching studies, and consists of two main strands: thematic volumes addressing key global issues in the study of women, sport and physical activity; and sport-specific volumes, each of which offers an overview of women’s participation and leadership in a particular sport.
Women in Judo
Improving Gender Equity in Sports Coaching
Women in Rugby
By Gretchen Kerr
October 21, 2022
This book addresses the major forms of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in children’s sport, including sexual, physical, and psychological violence and neglect. It reviews the historical, sociocultural, and political influences on violence towards children, and sets out future agendas for research and ...
By Mike Callan
November 30, 2021
This is the first book to explore women’s judo in all aspects, from the history and governance of the sport to cutting-edge sport science perspectives. The book examines the story of judo for women and how the history of the sport has paralleled the cultural and social challenges faced by ...
By Leanne Norman
August 13, 2021
The sport coaching profession has historically been and continues to be a White male-dominated occupation and this remains a global issue. This imbalance persists despite an improvement in wider social attitudes and legislation towards equality and diversity within many societies, and despite the ...
By Helene Joncheray
May 27, 2021
This is the first book to introduce key themes in the study of women’s rugby from multi-disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, gender studies, sport development and sport science. Featuring contributions from leading researchers and former international players from across Canada,...
By Roslyn Kerr, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Carly Stewart, Gretchen Kerr
April 28, 2020
This book lifts the lid on the high pressured, complex world of women’s artistic gymnastics. By adopting a socio-cultural lens incorporating historical, sociological and psychological perspectives, it takes the reader through the story and workings of women’s artistic gymnastics. ...