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Sport and gender in Canada /
edited by Philip White and Kevin Young.
imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c1999.
description
xix, 324 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0195413172 :
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imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c1999.
isbn
0195413172 :
catalogue key
3225289
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-10-01:
This text provides readers with a sound approach to understanding Canadian sport with respect to the area of gender. White (kinesiology, McMaster Univ.) and Young (sociology, Univ. of Calgary) have gathered an array of works that examine how sport is experienced by both boys and girls. The compilation clearly illuminates their different experiences, focusing primarily on the "gendered" nature of the sport experience. This quality examination is divided into historical and contemporary components. Issues that need to be addressed, such as interactions of class and gender, and race and gender--as well as homophobia--are brought to light. Also included are issues of age and disability. For those interested in a Canadian perspective, this text is quite useful. Valuable at both an undergraduate and graduate level, this anthology brings to the forefront issues of substance that need to be more critically addressed by the whole world of sport. ; University of North Texas
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Acknowledgements About the Authors Preface Part I: Historical and Conceptual Issues 1. M. Ann Hall, University of Alberta (retired): Creators of the Lost and Perfect Game?: Gender, History, and Canadian Sport 2. Kevin B. Wamsley, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario: The Public Importance of Men and the Importance of Public Men: Sport and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Canada 3. Peter Donnelly, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto and Jean Harvey, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa: Class and Gender: Intersections in Sport and Physical Activity Part II: Contemporary Issues and Research 4. Philip White and Kevin Young: Is Sport Injury Gendered? 5. Caroline Davis, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University: Eating Disorders, Physical Activity, and Sport: Biological, Psychological, and Sociological Factors 6. Peter Donnelly, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto: Who's Fair Game?: Sport, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse 7. Sandra O'Brien Cousins, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta and Patricia Vertinsky, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia: Aging, Gender, and Physical Activity 8. Victoria Paraschak, School of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor: Doing Race, Doing Gender: First Nations, 'Sport', and Gender Relations 9. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto: Women, Sport, and Sexualities: Breaking the Silences 10. Brian Pronger, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto: Fear and Trembling: Homophobia in Men's Sport 11. Jim McKay, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Queensland (Australia): Gender and Organizational Power in Canadian Sport 12. Margaret MacNeill, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto: Social Marketing, Gender, and the Science of Fitness: A Case Study of the ParticipACTION Campaigns 13. Brian Wilson, Doctoral candidate, McMaster University: 'Cool Pose' Incorporated: The Marketing of Black Masculinity in Canadian NBA Coverage 14. Jennifer Hoyle, Department of Women's Studies, Brock University and Philip White: Physical Activity in the Lives of Women with Disabilities 15. Jamie Bryshun, MA in Sociology and Kevin Young: Sport-Related Hazing: An Inquiry into Male and Female Involvement 16. Anouk Belanger, Doctoral candidate, Simon Fraser University: The Last Game?: Hockey and the Experience of Masculinity in Quebec Afterword Index
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Summaries
Long Description
Gender is proving an important key for understanding the culture of sports. Here, Canadian scholars from a number of fields, including sociology, kinesiology/physical education, women's studies, men's studies, cultural studies, and gay studies, examine a wide range of gender-related issues linked to how sports are played, organized, and funded. The readings emphasize the usefulness of distributive and relational perspectives on sports and gender. They move beyond recognition of biological differences between men and women to more significant questions of equality, power, meaning, and change both between and within males and females. The first group of essays places sports and gender in an historical and conceptual framework and includes work on the historical intersections of gender, class, and sport. The second section, which focuses on contemporary issues and research, includes essays on race, sports injury, eating disorders and the athlete, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, sexuality and homophobia in sport, marketing and advertising, disabled athletes, and hazing.
Long Description
Research on how sport is 'gendered' represents one of the fastest areas of growth in sport studies in the last few decades. Canadian scholars from a number of fields, including sociology, kinesiology/physical education, women's studies, men's studies, cultural studies, and gay studies, are brought together in this collection to examine a wide range of gender-related issues, all of which contribute to a larger body of knowledge about how gender operates as a key factor in the way sport is played, organized, and funded. The readings in this volume try to emphasize the usefulness of distributive and relational perspectives on sport and gender. In other words, they move beyond recognition of biological differences between men and women to more significant questions of equality, power, meaning, and change both between and within males and females. The volume is divided into two sections. The first places sport and gender in an historicl and conceptual framework and includes essays on the historical intersections of gender, class, and sport. The second section, Contemporary Issues and Research, includes essays on race, sports injury, eating disorders and the athlete, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, sexuality and homophobia in sport, marketing and advertising, disabled athletes, and hazing.
Main Description
Research on how sport is 'gendered' represents one of the fastest areas of growth in sport studies in the last few decades. Canadian scholars from a number of fields, including sociology, kinesiology/physical education, women's studies, men's studies, cultural studies, and gay studies, arebrought together in this collection to examine a wide range of gender related issues, all of which contribute to a larger body of knowledge about how gender operates as a key factor in the way sport is played, organized, and funded. The readings in this volume try to emphasize the usefulness of distributive and relational perspectives on sport and gender. In other words, they move beyond recognition of biological differences between men and women to more significant questions of equality, power, meaning, and change bothbetween and within males and females. The volume is divided into two sections. The first places sport and gender in an historicl and conceptual framework and includes essays on the historical intersections of gender, class, and sport. The second section, Contemporary Issues and Research, includesessays on race, sports injury, eating disorders and the athlete, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, sexuality and homophobia in sport, marketing and advertising, disabled athletes, and hazing.
Table of Contents
Sport and Gender: Theoretical, Methodological, and Historical Issues
Introduction to Part I
New! "S/He Plays Sport: Theorizing the Sport/Gender Process"
New! "Sport, Gender, and Research Method"
"Cultural Struggle and Resistance: Gender, History, and Canadian Sport"
"The Public Importance of Men and the Importance of Public Men: Sport and Masculinities in Nineteenth Century Canada"
Sport and Gender: Recent Research, Ongoing Controversies
Introduction to Part II
"Class and Gender: Intersections in Sport and Physical Activity"
"Doing Race, Doing Gender: First Nations, 'Sport', and Gender Relations"
"Acting your Age? Gender, Aging, and Physical Activity"
New! "Gender Relations in Canadian Amateur Sport Organizations: An Organizational Culture Perspective"
New! "Sexualities, Genders and Bodies in Sport: Changing Practices of Inequity"
New! "Leveling the Playing Field: Promoting Poor Women's Health through a Community Development Approach to Recreation"
New! "Oppression is the Message: Media, Sport Spectacle, and Gender"
Sport and Gender: Problems and Controversies
Introduction to Part III
"Gender, Sport, and the Injury Process"
"Eating Disorders, Physical Activity, and Sport: Biological, Psychological and Sociological Factors"
"Who's Fair Game?: Sport, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse"
"Hazing as a Form of Sport and Gender Socialization"
Afterword
Index
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