Sex Roles

, Volume 58, Issue 1–2, pp 3–9 | Cite as

Gender and Sex Diversity in Sport Organizations: Introduction to a Special Issue

  • George B. CunninghamEmail author
  • Michael Sagas


The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Special Issue on gender and sex diversity in sport organizations. In doing so, we first provide a brief outline of the extant literature, emphasizing the research and theoretical developments at the macro, meso, and micro level of analysis. Based on this framework and review, we allude to the communalities and intricacies in the existing understanding of sex and gender in the sport workplace. Further, we highlight how the contributions in the Special Issue address these voids and can serve as a catalyst to continued scholarly work in the area.


Sport Athletics Masculinity Stereotypes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, Department of Health and KinesiologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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