Gender and Sport

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    The intersection of gender and sport in anthropology leaves many questions to be asked and investigated. Most of the ethnographic work done has concentrated on gender ideas and questions about how masculinity is embodied through participating in sport. A second line of inquiry is emerging around how the scientific investigation of the materiality of the human body is used to define “woman” in order to regulate female participation in elite sport. Beyond those two threads, the dynamic interplay between sport and gender is a wide-open field for anthropologists.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
    EditorsHilary Callan
    Place of PublicationChicester
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118924396
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


    • sport
    • gender
    • Foucault
    • gender difference
    • ideal types
    • patriarchy
    • power
    • identity


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