New Femininities in Digital, Physical and Sporting Cultures

Sporty Girls

Gender, Health and Achievement in a Postfeminist Era

Authors: Clark, Sheryl

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  • Situates girls’ sporting participation within a post-feminist, neoliberal social context
  • Challenges the claims that girls now “have it all” in terms of both sporting and academic achievements
  • Combines theories of affect and embodiment with feminist poststructuralist perspectives to explore how gendered bodies are lived, felt and articulated
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This book engages with the ongoing question of why many girls stop doing sport and physical activity in their teenage years. Previous research has found that many girls’ disengagement from sport takes place despite their childhood enjoyment and that frequently these same women take up sport again as adults. Within these chapters, Sheryl Clark explores what it is about this period of time that persuades many girls to disengage from sports when their male peers continue to take part; why some girls continue to take part; and most importantly how girls understand this participation. She suggests that girls’ participation in sport should be viewed as part of their ongoing constructions of ‘successful girlhood’ within a competitive schooling system and broader socioeconomic context.  

About the authors

Sheryl Clark is Lecturer and Researcher in the field of educational studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. With a particular interest in gender, sport, identities, youth, schooling and girlhood, Sheryl’s research makes use of qualitative methods working with children and young people in schools and other physical activity settings.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Defining a “Problem”: Girls’ Participation in Sport and Physical Education

    Pages 1-19

    Clark, Sheryl

  • Embodying Sporty Girlhood: Exploring Perspectives on Girls’ Sporting Participation Through Postfeminism

    Pages 21-51

    Clark, Sheryl

  • Becoming a Sporty Researcher: Gender, Legitimacy and Bodies That Move

    Pages 53-82

    Clark, Sheryl

  • A Good Education: School Achievement, Sport and Becoming a Successful Girl

    Pages 83-108

    Clark, Sheryl

  • Being “Good at Sport”: Constituting Bodies Through Competition and Selection Processes

    Pages 109-130

    Clark, Sheryl

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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sporty Girls
Book Subtitle
Gender, Health and Achievement in a Postfeminist Era
Authors
Series Title
New Femininities in Digital, Physical and Sporting Cultures
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67249-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67249-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67248-5
Series ISSN
2522-0330
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 193
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