Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality by Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

By Jennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson

The Routledge instruction manual of recreation, Gender and Sexuality brings jointly vital new paintings from sixty eight major foreign students that, jointly, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of game, gender and sexuality. It introduces what's, in essence, a cosmopolitan sub-area of game sociology, overlaying the sector comprehensively, in addition to signalling rules for destiny examine and research. Wide-ranging throughout assorted old sessions, various activities, and various neighborhood and worldwide contexts, the e-book contains own, ideological and political narratives; diverse conceptual, methodological and theoretical methods; and examples of complexities and nuanced methods of realizing the gendered and sexualized dynamics of game. It examines structural and cultural varieties of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, in addition to the ideological struggles and alterations that experience ended in nuanced methods of considering the game, gender and sexuality nexus. it is a landmark paintings of reference that may be a key source for college students and researchers operating in recreation stories, gender reviews, sexuality reports or sociology.

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To 23 Dean Allen Edward Selwyn, headmaster, the corps was “one of the glories of the school”. To the visiting Lord Roberts – Commander in Chief in the Boer War – who came to open the school’s South African War Memorial – a gymnasium – Uppingham’s lead in military matters was an example to set before all public schools (Tozer 1992). Bound by social pressures, Victorian women’s involvement in “traditional” male sports was limited. Although Georgian women had been active in the game of cricket, for example, a pronounced and protracted slump occurred in the female game from the 1830s until the 1880s (Sandiford 1994: 44–49).

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By this stage, team sports had replaced scholarship, and in many cases, the pulpit, as the primary device used by the guardians of Britain’s public schools to write a cultural code upon their charges. Mangan (1988, 2000) has demonstrated how the sports field became a place where boys throughout the Empire were taught the virtues of loyalty, obedience, discipline and conformity which were held to be the characteristic virtues of idealised “gentlemen”. Such “virtues”, it was hoped, would serve Britain capably throughout Her Empire.

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