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

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Abstract

This chapter acknowledges the significant contributions of early action sport scholars, and their ongoing influence on current thinking about the experiences of women as participants. With their work spanning a number of sports, Becky Beal, Douglas Booth, Jason Laurendeau, Catherine Palmer, Robert Rinehart and Belinda Wheaton, were amongst those who laid the foundations for the field, and have influenced the ideas, directions and approaches of the researchers in this book. This chapter presents a section of their reflections on the influences over their own work, it also highlights the role that author positionalities play in shaping such work, and concludes by offering some thoughts on future research directions and challenges facing action sports researchers interested in gender and women’s experiences.

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  • Action Sport
  • Female Participation
  • Movement Culture
  • Female Scholar
  • Extreme Sport

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Thorpe, H. et al. (2016). Looking Back, Moving Forward? Reflections from Early Action Sport Researchers. In: Thorpe, H., Olive, R. (eds) Women in Action Sport Cultures. Global Culture and Sport Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45797-4_2

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