Seven faces of women's sport / ed. by Irene A. Reid... [et al.]

Reid, Irene A.

Edited by Emerald Publishing Limited. London - 2018

An informed critical examination of interconnected issues around women and sport in the twenty-first century is absent from current scholarship. This book will explore some of the intersecting issues through the lens of 7 faces: governance, economics, nationhood, competition, bodies, sport for development and media. The collection seeks to amplify the ways in which inequalities are sustained by struggles between dominant social, political and economic power networks. We argue that only by making visible this complex matrix, does it become possible to create agendas for more rapid change to rebalance existing gender inequalities.  The book seeks to disentangle some of the issues, and to disrupt conventional ways of thinking about gender inequalities in sport. The authors' thesis is that change is slow, but investment in different skills and knowledge could direct sustainable and strategically relevant change for women's sport.

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