Sex Power and the Games

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byKath Woodward

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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport. 

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This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport. 

KATH WOODWARD Professor of Sociology at the Open University, UK, working on feminist theoretical perspectives on sex and race equality and a member of CRESC. Recent publications include Embodied Sporting Practices; Gender; Planet Sport; Social Sciences: The Big Issues; Boxing, Identity and Masculinity; and, with Sophie Woodward, Why F...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230283195

ISBN - 13:9780230283190

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Introduction Regulatory Frameworks: Playing by the Rules Finding the Truth: Hoping for Certainty Nations, Host Cities and Opportunities Spectacles and Spectators The Art of Sport Contradictions, Controversies and Disruptions Conclusion References