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The Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport and Physical Activity

Edited by: Győző Molnár , Rachael Bullingham

Print publication date:  July  2022
Online publication date:  July  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367555221
eBook ISBN: 9781003093862
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This progressive and broad-ranging handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the complex intersections between politics, gender, sport and physical activity, shining new light on the significance of gender, sport and physical activity in wider society.  

Featuring contributions from leading and emerging researchers from around the world, the book makes the case that gender studies and critical thinking around gender are of particular importance in an era of increasingly intolerant populist politics. It examines important long-term as well as emerging themes, such as recent generational shifts in attitudes to gender identity in sport and the socio-cultural expectations on men and women that have traditionally influenced and often disrupted their engagement with sport and physical activity, and explores a wide range of current issues in contemporary sport, from debates around the contested gender binary and sex verification, to the role of the media and social media, and the significance of gender in sport leadership, policy and decision-making. 

This book is an authoritative survey of the current state of play in research connecting gender, sport, physical activity and politics, and is an important contribution to both sport studies and gender studies. It is fascinating reading for any student, researcher, policy-maker or professional with an interest in sport, physical activity, social studies, public health or political science.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Connecting Gender, Politics, Sport and Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gender Equality, Sport Media and the Olympics, 1984–2018 Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sex Verification and Protected Categories in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Politics of Positionsof Sport Leadership Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gendered Transformations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Analysis of Government Policy Relating to Women's Sport Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gender and Strength Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Patriarchy and Its Discontents Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Atrophying Masculinity within Professional Road Cycling Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Rainbow Dancing and the Challenge of Transgender Inclusion in Finland Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Politics of Minority Ethnic Women's Leisure Time and Physical Activity in Denmark Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Patriarchal Politics of Women Footballers in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Gendered Focused Review of Sports Diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gender Politics in British University Sport Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Gender Politics of Sex Integrated Sport Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Reclaiming Women's Voice in Masculine Competitive Sports Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Towards Equality in Women's Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Postcoloniality, Gender and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From Disability to “Adaptivity” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Women's Parasport Experiences of Sacrifice, Conflict, and Control Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Muslim Women and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Politics of Passing for Trans and Non-Binary People in Physical Activity in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Gender Politics of Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Gender and the Politics of Patriarchy in Zimbabwean Football Administration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Women in Golf Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Narratives of Women Surfers Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Fitness Practitioners' Overcoming of Self-objectification Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sex Integration and the Potential of Track-and-Field Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gender Justice and Women's Football Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Gender Participation in Decision Making Positions of Sport Federations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Mamanet Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A Strategy to Promote Gender Equality Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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