2007  Young, K. and P. White (Eds.), Sport and Gender in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press (2 ed.).

The second edition of Sport and Gender in Canada brings together Canadian scholars from diverse fields to explore the remarkably broad range of factors that influence the sport-society relationship -- from socio-economic status to race, age, sexuality and the media. At the same time, it introduces readers to the wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches that are currently being applied to research in these areas. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking text examines in detail the way gender plays into many of the problems facing sport today, from injuries and eating disorders to sexual harassment and hazing. Annotated lists of relevant websites and further readings, chapter-specific glossaries, and critical thinking questions are offered for each chapter.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Preface

Part I: Theoretical, Methodological and Historical Issues

1. S/He Plays Sport? Theorizing the Sport/Gender Process (Melissa Parker and Philip White)

2. Sport, Gender and Research Method (Michael Atkinson)

3. Cultural Struggle and Resistance: Gender, History and Canadian Sport (M. Ann Hall)

4. The Public Importance of Men and the Importance of Public Men: Sport and Masculinities in 19th Century Canada (Kevin Wamsley)

Part II: Stratification and Power

5. Social Class and Gender: Intersections in Sport and Physical Activity (Peter Donnelly and Jean Harvey)

6. Levelling the Playing Field: Promoting the Health of Poor Women through a Community Development Approach to Recreation (Wendy Frisby, Colleen Reid and Pamela Ponic)

7. Doing Race, Doing Gender: First Nations, ‘Sport’ and Gender Relations (Victoria Paraschak)

8. Acting Your Age? Gender, Aging and Physical Activity (Patricia Vertinsky and Sandra O’Brien Cousins)

9. Sexualities, Genders and Bodies in Sport: Changing Practices of Inequality (Kevin Davidson and Blye Frank)

10. Gender Relations in Canadian Amateur Sport Organizations: An Organizational Culture Perspective (Sally Shaw and Larena Hoeber)

11. Oppression is the Message: Media, Sport, Spectacle and Gender (Brian Wilson)

Part III: Problems and Controversies

12. Eating Disorders, Physical Activity and Sport: Biological, Psychological and Sociological Factors (Caroline Davis)

13. Gender, Sport and the Injury Process (Philip White and Kevin Young)

14. Who’s Fair Game? Sport, Sexual Harassment and Abuse (Peter Donnelly)

15. Hazing as a Form of Sport and Gender Socialization (Jamie Bryshun and Kevin Young)

Afterward