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Gender Relations in Sport

2013 - 196 pages

Emily A. Roper (Department of Health and Kinesiology, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA) (Ed.)

ISBN Paperback: 9789462094536 ($ 36.00)
ISBN Hardcover: 9789462094543 ($ 99.00)
ISBN E-Book: 9789462094550

Subject: Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Sociology of Education

Number 1 of the series: Teaching Gender

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Gender Relations in Sport

Designed primarily as a textbook for upper division undergraduate courses in gender and sport, gender issues, sport sociology, cultural sport studies, and women’s studies, Gender Relations in Sport provides a comprehensive examination of the intersecting themes and concepts surrounding the study of gender and sport.

The 16 contributors, leading scholars from sport studies, present key issues, current research perspectives and theoretical developments within nine sub-areas of gender and sport:

    • Gender and sport participation
    • Theories of gender and sport
    • Gender and sport media
    • Sexual identity and sport
    • Intersections of race, ethnicity and gender in sport
    • Framing Title IX policy using conceptual metaphors
    • Studying the athletic body
    • Sexual harassment and abuse in sport
    • Historical developments and current issues from a European perspective

The intersecting themes and concepts across chapters are also accentuated. Such a publication provides access to the study of gender relations in sport to students across a variety of disciplines. 

Gender Relations in Sport has been nominated for the following awards:

  • Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture 2014 sponsored by the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
  • Susan Koppelman Award for the BestAnthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited book in Feminist Studiesin Popular and American Culture 2014 sponsored by the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Emily A. Roper, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and sport.

Cover picture: Kolbi E. Ashorn

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