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Women, Sport and Physical Activity

About the Series

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.

3 Series Titles

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Improving Gender Equity in Sports Coaching

Improving Gender Equity in Sports Coaching

1st Edition


Edited 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 ...

Women in Rugby

Women in Rugby

1st Edition


Edited By Helene Joncheray
April 28, 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 ...

Women's Artistic Gymnastics Socio-cultural Perspectives

Women's Artistic Gymnastics: Socio-cultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Roslyn Kerr, Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Carly Stewart, Gretchen Kerr
April 22, 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. ...

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