The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 36 mm
The most wide-ranging volume ever published on the broad topic of gender and sexuality within sport. Summing Up: Recommended. -S. K. Fields, University of Colorado-Denver, CHOICE Review, December 2014
...both fascinating and leading edge...The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality highlights how much more there is to know. It also demonstrates how many ongoing and emerging issues there are to consider, accomodate and./or address. I highly recommend this text for those interested in this field and how sport, gender and sexuality intertwine. - Elizabeth Bennet, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review