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Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport and Physical Activity

Molnar, Gyozo ORCID: and Bullingham, Rachael (2022) Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport and Physical Activity. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780367555221; 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.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: sport, physical activity, gender, politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Copyright Info: Copyright Year 2022
Depositing User: Gyozo Molnar
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 14:59
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 12:36

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