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New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport

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Toffoletti, K and Palmer, C, New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport, International Review for The Sociology of Sport pp. 1-18. ISSN 1012-6902 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1012690215589326

Abstract

This article offers a new approach for examining Muslim women in sport, which combines the domains of sporting participation, consumption and representation. It proposes moving beyond a sports development paradigm and deficit model of sports participation, whereby marginal communities are incorporated into the mainstream by playing sport, to take account of other ways that people engage with sport as consumers and fans. Conceptually, this approach is informed by transnational feminist perspectives, which foreground the role of power hierarchies in the production of knowledge about the sporting female Other. It suggests that sport practitioners, scholars and policy makers pay greater theoretical attention to how Muslim women are constructed within sport discourses. By widening the research focus to consider consumption and representation, possibilities emerge to expand on the narrow research and policy fields of ‘ethnicity’ and ‘well-being’ focused on physical health outcomes through which Muslim women’s engagement with sport is commonly framed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sport, slim women, transnational feminism
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Gender Specific Studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)
ID Code:101024
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-06-08
Last Modified:2016-11-14
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