Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise

Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise

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Overview

Explores women's place in sport and exercise from a socioculture perspective.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791455845
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/09/2003
Series: SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
ANNE BOLIN AND JANE GRANSKOG

1. Reflexive Ethnography, Women, and Sporting Activities
ANNE BOLIN AND JANE GRANSKOG

2. Just "Tri" and "Du" It: The Variable Impact of Female Involvement in the Triathlon/Duathlon Sport Culture
JANE GRANSKOG

3. Postmodern Aerobics: Contradiction and Resistance
PIRKKO MARKULA

4. Cultural Expressions of African American Female Athletes in Intercollegiate Sport
TERESE M. PERETTO STRATTA

5. Beauty or the Beast: The Subversive Soma
ANNE BOLIN

6. A Woman's Place is in the . . . Cardiovascular Room?? Gender Relations, the Body, and the Gym
SHARI L. DWORKIN

7. Women Who Ride: The Bitch in the Back is Dead
BARBARA JOANS

8. "I Was There . . .": Gendered Limitations, Expectations, and Strategic Assumptions in the World of Co-ed Softball
FAYE LINDA WACHS

9. Changing Body Aesthetics: Diet and Exercise Fads in a Newfoundland Outport Community
DONA DAVIS

10. Kicking Stereotypes into Touch: An Ethnographic Account of Women's Rugby
P. DAVID HOWE

AFTERWORD
Pastimes and Presentimes: Theoretical Issues in Research on Women in Action
ANNE BOLIN AND JANE GRANSKOG

List of Contributors

Index

Listing of Books in Series

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