Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory

Edited by Jayne Caudwell

Series Editors: Jennifer Hargreaves, Ian McDonald

© 2006 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

The first book focusing exclusively on this subject, Sport, Sexualities and Queer/Theory captures the newest and best writing on an emerging focus of study that brings in perspectives from a number of disciplines including sports studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, and queer studies. An accessible introduction to this dynamic field, this is an explorative analysis of lesbian, gay, transgender, transsexual and intersex people’s experiences of sport as well as a rigorous theoretical consideration of sociological and political issues.

Bringing together in a single source an exciting array of contributions, this is an ideal source of inspiration for anyone involved in this rapidly growing field, and fills a need for an excellent introduction to the main themes and issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Queer/Theory and the Study of Sport 1. Queering Theories of Sexuality in Sport Studies Heather Sykes 2. Beyond the Pale: The Whiteness of Sport Studies and Queer Scholarship Mary McDonald Part II: Sports' Practices and Communities: Disrupting Heteronormativity? 3. Queer Athletes and Queering in Sport Heidi Eng 4. Ten Men Out: Gay Sporting Masculinities in Softball Nigel Jarvis 5. Exploring the Limits of Queer and Sport: Gay Men Playing Tennis Ian Wellard 6. The Necessity of Queer Shame for Gay Pride: The Gay Games and Cultural Events Judy Davidson Part III: Possibilities for Queer Bodies in Sport 7. Transgendering Sex and Sport in the Gay Games Caroline Symons and Dennis Hemphill 8. Catching Crabs: Bodies, Emotions and Gay Identities in Mainstream Competitive Rowing Gareth Owen 9. Femme-Fatale: Re-thinking the Femme-inine Jayne Caudwell 10. Heterosexual Femininity: The Painful Process of Subjectification Rebecca Lock

About the Editors

Jayne Caudwell is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport at the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

The Routledge Critical Studies in Sport series aims to lead the way in developing the multi-disciplinary field of Sport Studies by producing books that are interrogative, interventionist and innovative. By providing theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded texts, the series will make sense of the changes and challenges facing sport globally. The series aspires to maintain the commitment and promise of the critical paradigm by contributing to a more inclusive and less exploitative culture of sport.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General