out in sport the experiences of openly gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport

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Out In Sport

Author : Eric Anderson
ISBN : 9781317295419
Genre : Social Science
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Research has shown that since the turn of the millennia, matters have rapidly improved for gays and lesbians in sport. Where gay and lesbian athletes were merely tolerated a decade ago, today they are celebrated. This book represents the most comprehensive examination of the experiences of gays and lesbians in sport ever produced. Drawing on interviews with openly gay and lesbian athletes in the US and the UK, as well as media accounts, the book examines the experiences of ‘out’ men and women, at recreational, high school, university and professional levels, in addition to those competing in gay sports leagues. Offering a new approach to understanding this important topic, Out in Sport is essential reading for students and scholars of sport studies, LGBT studies and sociology, as well as sports practitioners and trainers.

Lgbt Athletes In The Sports Media

Author : Rory Magrath
ISBN : 9783030008048
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Transgender Athletes In Competitive Sport

Author : Eric Anderson
ISBN : 9781315304267
Genre : Social Science
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While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that transgender athletes face in competitive sport; and the challenges they pose for this sex-segregated institution. Beginning with a discussion of the historical role that sport has played in preserving sex as a binary, the book examines how gender has been policed by policymakers within competitive athletics. It also considers how transgender athletes are treated by a system predicated on separating males from females, consequently forcing transgender athletes to negotiate the system in coercive ways. The book not only exposes our culture’s binary thinking in terms of both sex and gender, but also offers a series of thought-provoking and sometimes contradictory recommendations for how to make sport more hospitable, inclusive and equitable. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport is important reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport with an interest in the relationship between sport and gender, politics, identity and ethics.

Routledge Handbook Of Sport Gender And Sexuality

Author : Jennifer Hargreaves
ISBN : 9781136326967
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Sociology Of Sexualities

Author : Kathleen J. Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9781506304007
Genre : Social Science
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Sociology of Sexualities by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald and Kandice L. Grossman is the first comprehensive text to approach the study of sexuality from a sociological perspective. Drawing on the most up-to-date social scientific research on sexuality, it discusses fundamental concepts in the field and helps students integrate knowledge about sexuality into their larger understanding of society. Topics covered include the emergence of sexual identities, inequalities and discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities, heterosexual and cisgender privilege, activism and mobilization to challenge such discrimination, the commodification of sexuality, and the ways sexuality operates in and through various institutions. Throughout the text, the authors show how sexuality intersects with other statuses and identities.

Der Langstreckenl Ufer

Author : Patricia Nell Warren
ISBN : 3867875103
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Sport Society And Social Problems

Author : Eric Anderson
ISBN : 9781135157135
Genre : Social Science
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Focusing on sport at non-elite levels, this book explores the lives of everyday citizens who play and examines how inequality and social deviance are structured into the social and sporting system. Each chapter uses a key social theory to address a particular social problem in sport. By concentrating on real sport, and through the use of startling vignettes illustrating the experiences of real people, Sport, Theory and Social Problems develops the critical senses, social conscience and theoretical understanding of all students of sport and anybody for whom sport is part of their everyday life.

Men And Masculinities

Author : Eric Anderson
ISBN : 1138081817
Genre : Masculinity
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Men and Masculinities is a research-informed textbook designed to introduce students to the lives of men and their changing masculinities. This is accomplished by examining primarily the sociological literature into the construction of masculinities, but also the psychological and biological. It is a bold and comprehensive scrutiny of masculinities in ways that other masculinity textbooks are not. Individual chapters of Men and Masculinities examine what it means to socially and psychologically construct masculinity; what biologists and other scientists have to say about masculinity; and how we can make sense of research laying claim to causation. Other chapters examine the history and current theorizing of masculinities, as well as explaining how masculinity scholarship became imbedded within the social sciences. A chapter on the Gender Paradox highlights the difficulty of laying claim to a purely sociological account of gender, while mapping the rapidly changing notions of millennials' masculinity highlights the efficacy of the social. More controversial chapters examine the privileges and disadvantages of being masculine, the harm that men cause to themselves and society, and the good that men do for their families and society. There is a thorough analysis of male privilege and peril in occupation and education, and a chapter examining how changing masculinities are leading to wholesale changes in millennial men's sexualities. This textbook examines research from all sides of academic and cultural debates and is thus sure to unsettle taken-for-granted notions, myths and stereotypes of men and their masculinities.

Title Ix

Author : Susan Ware
ISBN : 9781478622642
Genre : History
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Many know Title IX as groundbreaking legislation that protects people from sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Yet, many do not know the history of women’s sports before Title IX, the history of the amendment, and the struggle for its implementation. These topics and more are discussed in Ware’s well-researched and reader-friendly Introduction, followed by 26 provocative, pertinent documents. The carefully selected writings, organized in chronological order, balance the views of policymakers, legislators, and commentators with the voices of individuals whose lives were shaped by the law. Ware purposely presents conflicting points of view to encourage analytical thinking and lively classroom discussion about gender equity, both in sports and in American society as a whole.

Saint James Press Gay And Lesbian Almanac

Author : Neil Schlager
ISBN : 1558623582
Genre : Reference
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"This important reference work is one of the first to devote equal attention to both gay men and lesbians. Its objective approach encourages in-depth study of gay and lesbian history, culture, and experience in 20th-century America.. The book's 23 sections include a chronology, an annotated list of organizations, significant historical documents important to the gay and lesbian movement, and in-depth discussions of gay and lesbian involvement in such fields as politics, film, music, science, sports, travel, leisure, and visual and performing arts. Each section includes biographical profiles of prominent people in each field and extensive bibliographies of books. articles, and Web sites. The evenhanded approach to this subject makes this book an important purchase for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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