Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

Sex, Power and the Games

Authors: Woodward, K.

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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and at what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.

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Kath Woodward is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the Open University, UK. Her interests bring together feminist theory, gender studies and sport. She is author of Boxing, Masculinity and Identity, Social Sciences: The Big Issues, Why Feminism Matters, Embodied Sporting Practices, and Sex, Power and the Games.

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'...Woodward comprehensively illustrates how the Games as well as their connection with various social, economic and cultural apparatuses both challenge and generate sex/gender inequality. Overall, this is an important, invaluable resource for those interested in the gender dimension of sports.' - Essential, by Choice


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex, Power and the Games
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02304-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137023049
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28319-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32878-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 205
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