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dc.contributor.authorPavlidis, A
dc.contributor.authorFullagar, S
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T00:55:09Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T00:55:09Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4724-1771-8
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315610429
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/129816
dc.description.abstractAs a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ’derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized women’s sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores the manner in which roller derby has emerged as a gendered space for self-transformation, belonging and embodied contest, in which women are invited to experience their emotions differently, embrace pain and overcome limits. Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby presents detailed interview, ethnographic and autoethnographic material, together with a range of media texts to shed new light on the complex relationships of power experienced by women in derby as a sport culture, whilst also examining the darker relationships that characterise the sport, including those of inclusion and exclusion, difference and identity, and competition and participation. A contemporary feminist study of empowerment, sexual difference, gender and affect, this book will appeal to scholars of gender and sexuality, embodiment, feminist thought and the sociology of sport and leisure.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAshgate
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781317051077
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociological methodology and research methods
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban sociology and community studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441005
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441006
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441016
dc.titleSport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby
dc.typeBook
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Books
dc.type.codeA - Books
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPavlidis, Adele
gro.griffith.authorFullagar, Simone P.


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