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Global Culture and Sport Series

Women in Action Sport Cultures

Identity, Politics and Experience

Editors: Thorpe, Holly, Olive, Rebecca (Eds.)

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  • Contributes the first edited collection that focuses on women and action sports
  • Offers original theoretical, methodological and empirical insights
  • Examines the multiple workings of power within action sport cultures
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About this book

Young, white men have dominated action sports for many years, yet women have refused to accept positions on the margins of these unique sporting cultures. Developing in a different context to many traditional sports, girls and women have adopted highly proactive approaches and developed unique strategies to negotiate space alongside their male peers in the waves, skate parks and cityscapes, on mountains and climbing walls, along trails, as well as around rinks. This international collection features contributions from a group of leading and emerging researchers, many of whom are passionate action sport participants themselves. With authors representing a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives including cultural studies, sociology, performance studies, media studies, sport for development, and education, this book offers the first collective focus on women in action sports cultures in the past, present and into the future. Ultimately, the book offers a vivid and powerful illustration of the new and ongoing struggles facing women in contemporary sporting cultures, as well as the various strands of activism, agency and politics being performed in the surf, on the slopes, and at the crag. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of sociology of sport and physical culture, gender studies, youth cultures, sport history, and pedagogy and education.

About the authors

Holly Thorpe and Rebecca Olive work in Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Both have published widely on topics including sociology of sport, cultural studies, feminist theory and methodologies, youth culture, gender and action sports.

 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction: Contextualizing Women in Action Sport Cultures

    Thorpe, Holly (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Looking Back, Moving Forward? Reflections from Early Action Sport Researchers

    Thorpe, Holly (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Surfing Together: Exploring the Potential of a Collaborative Ethnographic Moment

    Olive, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

  • Sporting Gender Relations, Life Course Transitions and Implications for Women Rock Climbers

    Robinson, Victoria

    Pages 71-89

  • ‘Don’t Be a Douche’: An Introduction to Sex-Integrated Roller Derby

    Pavlidis, Adele (et al.)

    Pages 91-109

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45797-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45796-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-68858-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Action Sport Cultures
Book Subtitle
Identity, Politics and Experience
Editors
  • Holly Thorpe
  • Rebecca Olive
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45797-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45796-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68858-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 387
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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