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Out of Bounds: Women, Sport and Sexuality by Helen Lenskyj

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Out of Bounds: Women, Sport and Sexuality by Helen Lenskyj



Feminist Helen Lenskyj presents an insightful examination of the links between women's participation in sports and the control of their reproductive capacity and sexuality. She identifies the female frailty myth, the illusion of male athletic superiority, and the concept of compulsory heterosexuality as powerful determinants of'masculinity' and 'femininity' in the realm of sport. Looking at developments from the 1880s to the present, Lenskyj discusses medical views of women's health and physical potential and examines the social attitudes and practices that keep girls and women from participating in the full range of sports and physical activities. Topics include contact sports, self-defence, fitness, bodybuilding, and women-only sports. Photographs, memorabilia and eye-opening information from past and present reveal the missing links between women, sport, and sexuality.

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SKU GOR004270187
Title Out of Bounds: Women, Sport and Sexuality
Author By (author) Helen Lenskyj
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Women's Press of Canada
Year Published 2003
Page Number 179
ISBN 088961105X
ISBN13 9780889611054
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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