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1st Edition

Women and Sport in Latin America

ISBN 9780815376248
Published November 20, 2017 by Routledge
286 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.

Table of Contents

Part I: Contextualising Women and Sport in Latin America

1. Latin America: An Introduction

Rosa López de D’Amico & Tansin Benn

2. International developments in policy and practice for equity: Girls and Women in Physical Education and Sport

Tansin Benn, Maryam Koushkie Jahromi & Canan Koca

3. Gender, Gender Equality and Women’s Sport

Gertrud Pfister

Part II: Women and Sport Inside Latin America 

4. Women and Sport in Argentina

Debora Di Domizio

5. Women and Sport in Brazil

Katia Rubio, Helena Altmann, Ludmila Mourão, & Silvana Goellner

6. Women and Sport in Chile

Elisa Araya Cortez & Karin Lofstrom

7. Women and Sport in Colombia

Luz Amelia Hoyos Cuartas, Daniel Ignacio OliverosWilches & Janice Crosswhite

8. Women and Sport in Costa Rica

María Antonieta Ozols, María Antonieta Corrales, Dilia Colindres & Nancy Torres

9. Women and Sport in Cuba

Gladys Bequer Díaz, Ana María Morales Ferrer & Anneliese Goslin

10. Women and Sport in Honduras

Mirna Lacayo, María Antonieta Ozols & Dilia Colindres

11. Women and Sport in Mexico

Mireya Medina Villanueva & Marisol Pedraza

12. Women and Sport in Puerto Rico

Luisa Velez

13. Women and Sport in Venezuela

Rosa López de D’Amico, Rebeca Oropeza & Josil Murillo

14. Indigenous women, Games and Ethno-Sport in Latin America

Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Elizabeth Mizrahi & Stella Maris Ferrarese Capettini

Part III: The Contribution of Diaspora Latin American Women to Sport

15. Latin American Sports Women in the United States of America

Darlene A. Kluka

16. Latin American Sports Women in Spain

María Dolores González-Rivera

17. Conclusion

Tansin Benn & Rosa López de D’Amico

18. Appendices



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

Tansin Benn is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth, UK, having retired from her role as Professor in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Gertrud Pfister is Emeritus Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.