This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education
is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Feminist Thinking, Politics and Practice in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.- Section 1: Challenges and Transformations in Women’s Leisure, Sport and Physical Education Movements.- 2. Feminism and PE: Does Gender Still Matter?.- 3. Sporting Females: Power, Diversity and the Body.- 4. Patricia Vertinsky on Becoming and Being A Feminist Sport Historian: A Dialogue with Rebecca Watson.- 5. On the Development of Sport and Masculinities Research: Feminism as a Discourse of Inspiration and Theoretical Legitimation.- 6. Gender and the Body in Leisure and Tourism.- 7. "And Still Serena Rises": Celebrating the Cross-Generational Continuities of Black Feminisms and Black Female Excellence in Sport.- 8. Gender, Sport and Media Between the Mid-1980s and early 2000s: Developments, Trajectories and Transformations.- 9. Women and Sports Coaching.- 10. Reflecting on the use of Feminist Theories in Sport Management Research.- 11. Tensions and Future Directions for the Women and Sport Movement.- Section 2: Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies and Method.- 12. Embodied Ways of Knowing: Revisiting Feminist Epistemology.- 13. Feminist Ethnographies in Sport and Leisure.- 14. Autoethnography, Women and Sport.- 15. Gender, Media and New Media Methods.- 16. Blogging and Feminist Participatory Research Online.- 17. Utilising Sporting Autobiographies for Feminist Research: The Case of Cyclist Nicole Cooke.- 18. Thinking Intersectionally and Why Difference (Still) Matters in Feminist Leisure and Sport Research. -19.Un/Intentional Pedagogies: Impacts of Feminist Ethics and Methods in Practice.- Section 3: Feminist Theories of Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.- 20. Norbert Elias, Figurational Sociology and Feminisms.- 21. Feminist Cultural Studies.- 22. Poststructuralist Feminism in Sport and Leisure Studies.- 23. Judith Butler, Feminism and the Sociology of Sport.- 24. HPE: Pedagogy, Feminism, Sexualities and Queer Theory.- 25. Feminist Theories of Emotion and Affect in Sport.- 26. Third Wave Feminism and Representation.- 27. Postcolonial Feminism, Black Feminism and Sport.- 28. Feminism, Intersectionality and the Problem of Whiteness in Leisure and Sport Practises and Scholarship.- Section 4: Contemporary Feminist Issues in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.- 29. Healthism, Girls' Embodiment and Contemporary Health and Physical Education: From Weight Management to Digital Practises of Optimisation.- 30. Sporting Events, the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation and Human Rights.- 31. Feminism and its Places: Women, Leisure and the Night-Time Economy.- 32. Some of Us Are Still Brave: Sport and the Social Production of Black Femaleness.-33. Postcolonial Feminist International Relations Theory and Sport for Development and Peace.- 34. Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom.- 35. Faith, Religion and Feminist Thought in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.-36. Learning Lessons from the Feminisms of Ethnic 'Others'.- 37. Transgender Issues in Sport and Leisure.-38. Representations of the Sport Female: Queering Paralympic Barbie.- 39. Sport Tourism and Feminism.- 40. Feminist Views of Action Sports.- Section 5: Feminist Praxis in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education.- 41. Pride Sports and Lou Englefield.- 42. Global Girl Project.- 43. Feminist Interventions in Physical Activity and Sport Science in Turkey.- 44. Can Girls Play Sport? Gender Performativity in Online Resources to Sport England's 'This Girl Can' Campaign.- 45. Feminism, Dietetics and Realistic Fitness: Can They Be Team Players?.- 46. 'Be Like Water': Reflections on Strategies Developing Cross-Cultural Programs for Women, Surfing and Social Good.- 47. Women and Sport Leadership: A case Study of a Development Programme.- 48. The UK House of Commons Women and Sport Report 2014-2015: Policy, Evidence and Impact.- 49. Media Coverage of Women's Sport: Personal Reflections.- 50. Girls, Physical Education and Feminist Praxis.