Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ...

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Author: H. Lenskyj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

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This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

Throughout the preceding chapters, I have followed three main themes – identity construction and the body, symbolic representations and social structures – in order to analyse gender politics and the Olympic industry between 1896 and ...

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Author: H. Lenskyj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

View: 997

This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

Gender Athletes Rights and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining gender-related sports dispute resolution by the Court of Arbitration.

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Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787439696

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining gender-related sports dispute resolution by the Court of Arbitration. Identifying complexities around gender, gender binaries, and the ways in which intersecting identities complicate resolutions, the author demonstrate how athletes' rights are threatened by a forced arbitration process.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender Politics in Sport and Physical Activity

women's sport. New York: Routledge, pp. 36–46. Lenskyj. H. (2013) Gender politics and the Olympic industry. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Markula, P. (2018) 'Poststructuralist feminism in sport and leisure studies', in Mansfield, L., ...

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Author: Győző Molnár

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000600445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 382

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This progressive and broad-ranging handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the complex intersections between politics, gender, sport and physical activity, shining new light on the significance of gender, sport and physical activity in wider society. Featuring contributions from leading and emerging researchers from around the world, the book makes the case that gender studies and critical thinking around gender are of particular importance in an era of increasingly intolerant populist politics. It examines important long-term as well as emerging themes, such as recent generational shifts in attitudes to gender identity in sport and the socio-cultural expectations on men and women that have traditionally influenced and often disrupted their engagement with sport and physical activity, and explores a wide range of current issues in contemporary sport, from debates around the contested gender binary and sex verification, to the role of the media and social media, and the significance of gender in sport leadership, policy and decision-making. This book is an authoritative survey of the current state of play in research connecting gender, sport, physical activity and politics, and is an important contribution to both sport studies and gender studies. It is fascinating reading for any student, researcher, policy-maker or professional with an interest in sport, physical activity, social studies, public health or political science.

Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics

This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

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Author: H. Lenskyj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137399762

Category: Political Science

Page: 124

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This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Lenskyj argues that Putin's Russia and the International Olympic Committee wield power in similar ways, as evident in undemocratic governance, fraudulent voting processes, hypocrisy and absence of accountability.

Female Olympians

The 2004 Athens Games are the subject of Editor Pirkko Markula's Olympic Women and the Media: International Perspectives (2009). ... Olympic Power and Propaganda (2008); and, especially, Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry (2013).

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Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137582812

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book examines women's participation in the Olympic Games since they were allowed to be included in that global arena. Using a holistic, social scientific approach, and emphasizing the rhetoric of sport mediatization, Female Olympians reviews the literature relative to sexism, racism, and ageism before providing historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural perspectives such as the gendered language of Olympic reportage, religious considerations, women’s bodies relative to their training for the Games, drugs and doping, and female Paralympians. With numerous critical case studies, never-before assembled data, and personal interviews with athletes, this volume offers insights that both investigate and celebrate female Olympians’ successes.

Gender Media Sport

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Lorber, Judith. 1994. Paradoxes of Gender. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Marx, Karl. 1991. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte.

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Author: Susanna Hedenborg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317386322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Despite the position that sport occupies at the centre of public attention, and despite the billions of consumers and immense coverage which it attracts from around the globe, it seems that the media prioritise coverage of only a very small fraction of sporting events, and a few prominent athletes. It goes without saying that sport in the media is dominated by men – they are a large majority among athletes, consumers, journalists, and producers. This book will shed new light on the long discussed question of gendered sporting coverage, in an era when the Olympics can be dubbed the ‘women’s games’. Some of the contributions present new perspectives such as: the relationship between media and sport in Poland; media presentations of men and women in gender ‘adequate’ and ‘inadequate’ sports; competition between women and men participating in the same events; the presentation of celebrities; and the framing of doping within the context of gender relations. Furthermore, the book focuses not only on athletes, sports and events, but also on consumers, such as hooligans and their brand of masculinity, and on journalists, such as Mike Penner, who attempted to transgress gender boundaries. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Action Sports and the Olympic Games

In R. Kerr, N. Barker-Ruchti, C. Stewart & G. Kerr (Eds.), Women's artistic gymnastics: ... Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 13(7), 1170–1185. Latour, B. (1996). ... Gender politics and the Olympic industry.

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Author: Belinda Wheaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351029520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

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Based on a decade of research by two leading action sports scholars, this book maps the relationship between action sports and the Olympic Movement, from the inclusion of the first action sports to those featuring for the first time in the Tokyo Olympic Games and beyond. In an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences, four new action sports, surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and BMX freestyle were included in the Tokyo Olympic program. Drawing upon interviews with Olympic insiders, as well as leaders, athletes, and participants in these action sports communities, the book details the impacts on the action sports industry and cultures, and offers national comparisons to show the uneven effects resulting from Olympic inclusion. It reveals the intricate workings of power and politics in contemporary sports organisations, and maps key trends in this changing sporting landscape. Action Sports and the Olympic Games is a fascinating read for anybody studying the Olympics, the sociology of sport, action sports, or sport policy.

The London Olympics of 2012

Lenskyj's developing interest in the impact of the contemporary Olympics on comparatively powerless social groups is described in her recent book Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 2–4.

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Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137326348

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won, and who lost out, in this important event as well as exploring its media coverage and legacy.

Understanding the Olympics

Lenskyj, H. (2013) Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Lenskyj, H. and Wagg, S. (eds) (2012) The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Levermore, R. and Beacom, ...

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Author: John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000049398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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How did the Olympics evolve into a multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the Olympics after Tokyo in 2020? Understanding the Olympics answers all these questions by exploring the social, cultural, political, historical and economic context of the Games. This thoroughly revised and updated edition discusses recent attempts at future proofing by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the face of growing global anti-Olympic activism, the changing geo-political context within which the Olympics take place, and the Olympic histories of the next three cities to host the Games – Tokyo (2020), Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) – as well as the legacy of the London (2012) Olympics. For the first time, this new edition introduces the reader to the emergence of ‘other Games’ associated with the IOC – the Winter Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Youth Olympics. It also features a full Olympic history timeline, many new photographs, refreshed suggestions for further reading, and revised illustrations. The most up-to-date and authoritative textbook available on the Olympic Games, Understanding the Olympics is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympics or the wider relationship between sport and society.