Sport and Women

Sport and Women Social Issues in International Perspective Paperback Dec 5 2002

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Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Routledge
Publication date
Dec 5 2002
Language
English
Pages
304
ISBN-13
9780415246286
ISBN-10
0415246288
Weight
454g
Dimensions
159.0mm x 235.0mm