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Women in Action Sport Cultures

Identity, Politics and Experience

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

Part of the book series: Global Culture and Sport Series (GCS)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Contextualizing Women in Action Sport Cultures

    • Holly Thorpe, Rebecca Olive
    Pages 1-20
  3. Researching Gender in Action Sport Cultures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Looking Back, Moving Forward? Reflections from Early Action Sport Researchers

      • Holly Thorpe, Rebecca Olive, Becky Beal, Douglas Booth, Jason Laurendeau, Catherine Palmer et al.
      Pages 23-44
    3. Surfing Together: Exploring the Potential of a Collaborative Ethnographic Moment

      • Rebecca Olive, Holly Thorpe, Georgina Roy, Mihi Nemani, lisahunter, Belinda Wheaton et al.
      Pages 45-68
  4. Female Action Sport Identities and Lived Experiences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153
    2. Negotiating Moral Terrain: Snowboarding Mothers

      • Lucy Spowart, Lisette Burrows
      Pages 155-174
  5. Action Sports in Transition: Consumption, Technology, Risk and Desire

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235
  6. Media, Politics and Pedagogies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 299-299

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.

Keywords

  • feminism
  • gender
  • sexism
  • media
  • ethnography
  • rock climbing
  • Roller Derby
  • parkour
  • Snowboarding
  • mothers
  • Surfing
  • politics
  • ultimate frisbee
  • neoliberalism
  • girls
  • culture
  • identity
  • women

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Holly Thorpe, Rebecca Olive

About the editors

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.

 

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-45796-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-68858-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-45797-4

  • Series ISSN: 2662-3404

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-3412

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 387

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sport Sociology, Gender Studies, Social Structure

Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-45797-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)