All sports focus on the physical body, with images of speed and power, agility, skillfulness and achievement. Throughout the history of sports, gender divisions and stereotypes have been intrinsic to their structure and culture, while sexuality has been inseparable from the gendered character of...
To Be Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge
During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the...
Published October 10th 2006 by Routledge
The Politics of Difference and Identity
Heroines of Sport looks closely at different groups of women whose stories have been excluded from previous accounts of women's sports and female heroism. It focuses on five specific groups of women from different places in the world South African women; Muslim women from the Middle East;...
Published December 13th 2000 by Routledge
Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women's Sport
1996 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book AwardAn outstanding contribution to feminist analysis of sport from the nineteenth century to the present day. Jennifer Hargreaves views sport as a battle for control of the physical body and an important area for feminist...
Published April 6th 1994 by Routledge