1st Edition

Women and Sport in Latin America

    286 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    286 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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




    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.