The Gay Games: A History (Routledge Critical Studies in Sport)


By providing theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded texts, the series will make sense of the changes and challenges facing sport globally.

The series aspires to maintain the commitment and promise of the critical paradigm by contributing to a more inclusive and less exploitative culture of sport. Built around four case studies in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and soccer fans in the Egyptian revolution—the book…. Edited by Natalie Koch. Sport is a geographic phenomenon. The physical and organizational infrastructure of sport occupies a prominent place in our society.

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This important book takes an explicitly spatial approach to sport, bringing together research in geography, sport studies and related disciplines to articulate a…. Edited by Aarti Ratna , Samaya F. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and…. Olympic Games are sold to host city populations on the basis of legacy commitments that incorporate aid for the young and the poor.

Yet little is known about the realities of marginalized young people living in host cities.

Do they benefit from social housing and employment opportunities? Spanish soccer is on top of the world, at international and club level, with the best teams and a seemingly endless supply of exciting and stylish players. While the Spanish economy struggles, its soccer flourishes, deeply embedded throughout Spanish social and cultural life.

Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. Drawing on a series of…. The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in , the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the….

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In spite of a great passion in the game and significant involvement at amateur level, British Asians are under-represented in professional football. The contemporary issues of politics, doping, and gender play out in the Gay Games as they do elsewhere. Symons discusses these and the tensions and confrontations in the lesbian and gay community, which provide challenges and have a bearing on the future of the games.

A valuable resource for those interested in international sport, gender, and sexuality studies.

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By providing theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded texts, the series will make sense of the changes and challenges facing sport globally. The series aspires to maintain the commitment and promise of the critical paradigm by contributing to a more inclusive and less exploitative culture of sport.

The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the sports studies, including the cultural politics of sport, the politics of difference. The Routledge Critical Studies in Sport series aims to lead the way in developing the multi-disciplinary field of Sport The Gay Games: A History book cover.

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