Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

Authors: Lenskyj, H.

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This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

About the authors

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor Emirita of the University of Toronto, Canada. Her previous publication include The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (co-edited with S. Wagg); Olympic Industry Resistance; The Best Ever Olympics?; and Inside the Olympics Industry

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"Lenskyj continues her assault on the hegemony of the Olympic movement, which she refers to as the Olympic industry... The arguments are presented with great literary finesse, and may leave the reader wondering if there is any redeeming value in the Olympic movement"- Choice Review

"Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry brings a much-needed critique of global gendered power relations into a dynamic conversation in feminist sport studies ... [a] timely and highly relevant book" - International Review for the Sociology of Sport


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 1-10

  • Beyond Binaries: An Intersectional Analysis

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 11-38

  • The Limits of Liberalism: Sex, Gender and Sexualities

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 39-51

  • Challenges to the Olympic Industry

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 52-86

  • In The Pool, on the Ice: Contested Terrain

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 87-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29115-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137291158
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29114-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45076-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 159
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