Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise [NOOK Book]

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Informed by feminism and the fields of anthropology and sociology of sport, this anthology investigates women's place in sport and exercise from a sociocultural perspective, documenting women's struggle into the sports arenas of male hegemony. The nine ethnographic case studies explore issues of identity, embodiment, and meaning in various sports and exercise, including triathlons, aerobics, basketball, bodybuilding, weightlifting, motorcycle riding, softball, casual exercise, ...
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Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise

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Overview

Informed by feminism and the fields of anthropology and sociology of sport, this anthology investigates women's place in sport and exercise from a sociocultural perspective, documenting women's struggle into the sports arenas of male hegemony. The nine ethnographic case studies explore issues of identity, embodiment, and meaning in various sports and exercise, including triathlons, aerobics, basketball, bodybuilding, weightlifting, motorcycle riding, softball, casual exercise, and rugby.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791487563
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 846 KB

Meet the Author

Anne Bolin, Professor of Anthropology at Elon University, competes in amateur women’s bodybuilding.

Jane Granskog is Professor of Anthropology at California State University at Bakersfield and an elite Master’s (over age forty) triathlete.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Reflexive Ethnography, Women, and Sporting Activities 7
Ch. 2 Just "Tri" and "Du" It: The Variable Impact of Female Involvement in the Triathlon/Duathlon Sport Culture 27
Ch. 3 Postmodern Aerobics: Contradiction and Resistance 53
Ch. 4 Cultural Expressions of African American Female Athletes in Intercollegiate Sport 79
Ch. 5 Beauty or the Beast: The Subversive Soma 107
Ch. 6 A Woman's Place is in the ... Cardiovascular Room?? Gender Relations, the Body, and the Gym 131
Ch. 7 Women Who Ride: The Bitch in the Back is Dead 159
Ch. 8 "I Was There ...": Gendered Limitations, Expectations, and Strategic Assumptions in the World of Co-ed Softball 177
Ch. 9 Changing Body Aesthetics: Diet and Exercise Fads in a Newfoundland Outport Community 201
Ch. 10 Kicking Stereotypes into Touch: An Ethnographic Account of Women's Rugby 227
Afterword: Pastimes and Presentimes: Theoretical Issues in Research on Women in Action 247
List of Contributors 261
Index 265
Listing of Books in Series 293
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