"Adele Pavlidis" tag

Stimulating exploration of the complexities of sex-integrated sport

To promote gender equality in sport, is sex integrated sports the way to go? Food for thoughts on this topic is provided in Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture: Promises and Pitfalls, edited by Channon, Dashper, Fletcher & Lake (Routledge). Our reviewer is Mark Brooke, whose thinking on the matter was greatly stimulated by the various contributions in this volume.

Med kultur som förstoringsglas: Anglosfäriska texter om kvinnor och ”action”-sport

I antologin Women in Action Sport Cultures: Identity, Politics and Experience diskuterar redaktörerna Holly Thorpe och Rebecca Olive tillsammans med ytterligare 27 bidragsgivare de utmaningar kvinnor står inför i samtidens idrottskulturer. Sveriges ledande actionsportkulturforskare Åsa Bäckström, som ogillar ”action” men gillar ”kultur”, är vår recensent.

Important ethnographic and autoethnographic study of roller derby

In a ground-breaking feminist study of roller derby, authors Adele Pavlidis and Simone Fullagar make full use of the dynamic concept of ’affect’. Greta Bladh has read Sport Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby. Gender, Bodies and Transformation (Ashgate) and she is impressed.