Global Culture and Sport Series

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Women Warriors around the World

Editors: Matthews, Christopher R., Channon, Alex (Eds.)

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This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

About the authors

Jayne Caudwell, University of Brighton, UK Stiliani 'Ani' Chroni, Hedmark University College, Norway Paul De Knop, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium Marco Antônio Carvalho Ferretti, Santana do Parnaiba, Brazil Amy Godoy-Pressland, University of East Anglia, UK Nell Haynes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile Jocelyn Hollander, University of Oregon, USA George Jennings, Universidad YMCA, Mexico L.A. Jennings, Independent Scholar Anna Kavoura, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Yun Jung Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea Hillary Kipnis, University of Brighton, UK Jorge Knijnik, University of Western Sydney, Australia Marja Kokkonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Sun Yong Kwon, Seoul National University, South Korea Jung Woo Lee, University of Edinburgh, UK Chloe Maclean, University of Edinburgh, UK Roy McCree, University of the West Indies, Trinidad Mark Mierzwinski, York St. John University, UK Dr Helen Owton, De Montfort University, UK and Open University, UK Catherine Phipps, University of Greenwich, UK Tatiana V. Ryba, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Hebe Schaillée, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Marc Theeboom, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Beatriz Cabrera Velázquez, Universidad YMCA, Mexico Jikkemien Vertonghen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Charlene Weaving, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Approaching the Gendered Phenomenon of ‘Women Warriors’

    Channon, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Moral Guardians, Miniskirts and Nicola Adams: The Changing Media Discourse on Women’s Boxing

    Godoy-Pressland, Amy

    Pages 25-40

  • The Boxers of Kabul: Women, Boxing and Islam

    Kipnis, Hillary (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • ‘Chicks Fighting in a Cage’: A Philosophical Critique of Gender Constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Weaving, Charlene

    Pages 57-72

  • ‘Beauty and Strength’: Defining the Female Body in The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Promotional Campaign

    Jennings, L. A.

    Pages 73-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports
Book Subtitle
Women Warriors around the World
Editors
  • Christopher R. Matthews
  • Alex Channon
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43936-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137439369
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43935-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 322
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