1st Edition

Women and Sport in Asia



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ISBN 9780367675837
May 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the first book to survey the participation of women in sport and physical education across Asia, from the Middle East and South Asia through to the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Covering sport and physical activity at all levels, from school-based PE and community sport to elite, high-performance sport, the book provides an important overview of developments in policy, theory and research across this complex and dynamic region. It has a strong focus on gender equity but is informed by important intersecting influences that affect the lives of girls and women and their participation in sport, such as disability and socio-cultural context. Including contributions from leading scholars from across the region, the book draws on multi-disciplinary perspectives, including sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, and makes an important contribution to global understanding of diversity, challenges and achievements in the sporting lives of Asian Women.

 

This is fascinating reading for any student, researcher or policy-maker working in sport studies, gender studies, women’s studies or Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background and Initiatives

 

1          Introduction: Asian Women in Sport

            Maryam Koushkie Jahromi, Rosa López de D’Amico and Maria Luisa M. Guinto

 

2          International Developments in Policy for Equity: Girls and Women in Physical Education and Sport

            Rosa López de D’Amico and María Dolores González-Rivera

 

3          Female Empowerment through ‘Sport & Development’ in Asia

            Marianne Meier

 

Part II: Country Cases

 

4          Bangladesh Women and Sport

            Mashuda Khatun Shefali

 

5          Gender Equality and Opportunities in Physical Education and Sport for Women in China

            Jian Wang, Min Liu, Tao Wang, Yujie Wang and Siheng Zhou

 

6          Women and Sport in Hong Kong

            Catherine M. Capio and Cindy H.P. Sit

 

7          Women and Sport in India

            Usha Sujit Nair and Nisha Rebecca Eapen

 

8          Indonesian Muslim Female Athletes: Wearing the Hijab with Pride

            Mustika Fitri, Nur Andini Suryalestari and Wulandari Putri

 

9          Iranian Women in Sport

            Maryam Koushkie Jahromi

 

10        Turning Point for Japanese Women and Sports: From the Moon to the Sun

            Yumi Terayama and Arisa Yagi

 

11        Women and Sport in South Korea: Challenges and Achievements as Stepping Stones to the Future

            Kyungock Yi, Hyunmi Heu and Bona Lee

 

12        Feminist Development in Sports and Physical Education in Macau

            Walter Ho, Klaudia Kukurova, Sin Ieng Auieong and Jiaxi Hu

 

13        Sport in Malaysia: Towards Gender Equality

            Selina Khoo and Nor Eeza Zainal Abidin

 

14        Women’s Participation in Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport in Oman

            Yousra Al-Sinani, Anfal Al-Wahaibi and Tansin Benn

 

15        Women and Sport in Pakistan

            Soniha Aslam

 

16        Women in Philippine Sport and Physical Education: Bridging the Gender Divide

            Maria Luisa M. Guinto, Gilda Lasat-Uy and Marilou F. Cantancio

 

17        Women and Sport in Qatar

            Krystyna U. Golkowska

 

18        Women and Sport in Saudi Arabia

            Mona Kamal Shahab, Marta Pérez-Villalba and Elise Kossaifi

 

19        Women and Sport in Singapore

            Emily Ortega and Teoh Chin Sim

 

20        Women and Sport in Sri Lanka

            Lilamani de Soysa, D.L.I.H.K. Peiris and Shiromi De Alwis

 

21        Women and Sport in the Republic of Tajikistan

            Dilbar Turakhanova and Sophia Kasymova

 

22        Analysis of Women and Sport in Turkey

            Canan Koca

 

23        Exploring the United Arab Emirate’s Dynamic Sports Scene for Women

            Leonardo Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Nada Abdalmajeed Alshaibani, Mohammed Sayeed Khan and Asli Cazorla Milla

 

Part III: Moving Forward

 

24        Conclusion

            Maria Luisa M. Guinto, Rosa López de D’Amico and Maryam Koushkie Jahromi

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Editor(s)

Biography

Maryam Koushkie Jahromi is Professor of exercise physiology, and women’s health and sport, at Shiraz University, Iran.

 

Maria Luisa M. Guinto is Associate Professor and Research Director of the College of Human Kinetics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.

 

Rosa Lopez de D’Amico is Professor at Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador (UPEL), Venezuela.