Sport and sexualities

Jayne Caudwell

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In this chapter I offer discussion of sexualities and sport.As with many issues related to social divisions in sporting contexts, the debates and controversies are deep and far reaching. It is impossible to cover all aspects of this topic in one short book chapter, therefore I provide a particular overview of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) sport participation. I start by critically engaging with sexualities-based terminology.This is important because defining and naming are political processes that serve to produce social and cultural divisions. Then, I move to consider some examples of increasing access and participation, and I end with evidence of ever-present social divisions in society and sports that have a negative impact on sexually diverse individuals and communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport
EditorsR. Giulianotti
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780415829731
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks


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