Introduction: Sport, race and gender – the politics of ethnic ‘Other’ girls and women

A. Ratna, S.F. Samie

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts covered in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the supposed 'problems' of female ethnic 'Others' to debates about broader discourses, language, practices and social systems which operate in/through the domains of sport and physical culture. It aims to use relevant theories and concepts to unearth and unpack the multiply constituted nature of identities, giving voice to a range of ethnic 'Other' girls and women exploring the problems and possibilities of their sporting engagements. The book also focuses on a critical feminist lens, to consider researching sport and leisure experiences of ethnic 'Others' as White researchers. It also explores the history of gendered and racialised myths of 'difference' that have arguably shaped the experiences of non-White female athletes' right up to present day. Drawing upon the intersection of discourses about gender and ethnicity, the book reveals the pleasures and resistant practices of Turkish, Muslim women fans of men's football.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRace, Gender and Sport
Subtitle of host publicationThe Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women
EditorsAarti Ratna, Samaya F. Samie
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315637051
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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