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Women and Sport in Latin America

1st Edition

Edited by Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister


260 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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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 and Tansin Benn]

2. International Developments in Policy and Practice For Equity: Girls and Women in Physical Education and Sport

[Tansin Benn, Maryam Koushkie Jahromi and 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 and Silvana Goellner]

6. Women and Sport in Chile

[Elisa Araya Cortez and Karin Lofstrom]

7. Women and Sport in Colombia

[Luz Amelia Hoyos Cuartas, Daniel Ignacio OliverosWilches and Janice Crosswhite]

8. Women and Sport in Costa Rica

[María Antonieta Ozols, María Antonieta Corrales, Dilia Colindres and Nancy Torres]

9. Women and Sport in Cuba

[Gladys Bequer Díaz, Ana María Morales Ferrer and Anneliese Goslin]

10. Women and Sport in Honduras

[Mirna Lacayo, María Antonieta Ozols and Dilia Colindres]

11. Women and Sport in Mexico

[Mireya Medina Villanueva and Marisol Pedraza]

12. Women and Sport in Puerto Rico

[Luisa Velez]

13. Women and Sport in Venezuela

[Rosa López de D’Amico, Rebeca Oropeza and Josil Murillo]

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

[Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Elizabeth Mizrahi and 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 and Rosa López de D’Amico]

18. Appendices


About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports