In this chapter, we focus on women who box, in particular Muslim women who box. Within Sport Studies and the Sociology of Sport there is limited discussion of this topic; Mitra (2009) offers one of few accounts. In the literature, there exist broader discussions surrounding women, Islam and sport and/or physical activity (cf. Benn et al., 2011; Hargreaves, 200; Kay, 2006; Walseth and Fasting, 2003), as well as analyses related to the histories of women boxers (Hargreaves, 1997; van Ingen, 2013a), women’s boxing bodies (Halbert, 1997; Mennesson, 2000), boxing uniforms (van Ingen and Kovacs, 2012), boxing and the Olympics (Lindner, 2012), and women boxers in film (Boyle et al., 2006; Caudwell, 2008; Fojas, 2009). Many of these contributions take a feminist perspective on the sport of boxing.
|Title of host publication||Global perspectives on women in combat sports: women warriors around the world|
|Editors||A. Channon, C.R. Matthews|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2015|
|Name||Global Culture and Sport Series|