Philosophical perspectives on gender in sport and physical activity [electronic resource] / edited by Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving.
- Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
1 online resource (214 p.)
- Sports for women.
Sports for women -- Philosophy.
Sports for women -- Social aspects.
Sports for women -- Cross-cultural studies.
- Electronic books.
- There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects, this collection is the first to focus on the philosophical writings that they have inspired. The editors have selected twelve of the most thought-provoking philosophical articles on these subjects from the past thirty years, to create a valuable and much needed resource. Written by established
- Front Cover; Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving; Part 1: Sport and the construction of the female; 1. The exclusion of women from sport: conceptual andexistential dimensions: Iris Marion Young; 2. Woman as body: ancient and contemporary views: Elizabeth V. Spelman; 3. On the definition of 'woman' in the sport context: Aangela J. Schneider; Part 2: Objectification; 4. Sexualization and sexuality in sport: Paul Davis
5. Mere and partial means: the full range of theobjectification of women: Carolyn Mcleod6. Unraveling the ideological concept of the femaleathlete: a connection between sex and sport: Charlene Weaving; Part 3: Sex boundaries: construction,naturalisation, and opposition; 7. Men With Breasts: ken Saltman; 8. The doping ban: compulsory heterosexuality andlesbophobia: Rebecca Ann Lock; 9. Could a 'woman' win a gold medal in the 'men's' onehundred metres?: female sport, drugs and thetransgressive cyborg body Michael Burke; Part 4: Homophobia
10. From the "muscle moll" to the "butch" ballplayer: mannishness, lesbianism, and homophobia in U.S. women's sports: Susan K. Cahn11. Outta my endzone: sport and the territorial anus: Brian Pronger; 12. Openly gay athletes: contesting hegemonic masculinityin a homophobic environment: Eric Anderson; Postscript: Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Davis, Paul.
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