Global perspectives on women in combat sports: women warriors around the world

Alex Channon (Editor), Christopher Matthews (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited


This volume presents a wide-reaching overview of contemporary research and scholarship on women's engagement in a range of combat sports across the world. Including chapters on boxing, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and various other fighting disciplines, the collection provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the current significance of women's involvement in these sports, as well as charting many of the problems and opportunities they face in establishing and developing careers within them. With contributions drawing from anthropology, phenomenology, philosophy, sociology, and sport psychology, this book will appeal to readers interested in the development of women's sport; the relationship between sport and gender; and the wider, contemporary social significance of combat sports around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)9781137439352
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameGlobal Culture and Sport Series


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