By Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
This publication presents an in-depth exam of gender, recreation and sexualities; an research of the constraints of liberal feminist responses; and an exploration of radical feminist choices. Dr. Lenskyj provides illuminating case stories from Canada, the us and Australia, with exposes of coaches' and directors' complicity in perpetuating the cold weather for woman athletes commonly, and for lesbians specifically. It features a content material research of the mass media remedy of sportswomen, and a dialogue of the way lesbian characters are portrayed in mainstream and lesbian fiction. Drawing on old and modern examples, Dr. Lenskyj contexualises the homophobia and sexual harassment found in the standard stories of vital numbers of ladies interested in recreation and actual job. She indicates that regardless of 3 a long time of feminist and lesbian activism, and regardless of the obvious liberalization of attitudes because the Nineteen Sixties, lesbian sexuality is still mostly "in the closet" whereas heterosexuality is still exploited within the identify of marketing activity. Out at the box: Gender, activity and Sexualities might be attention-grabbing to the overall reader in addition to professors and scholars within the parts of sociology, women's reports, recreation, gender variety, the social sciences, and the arts.