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Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region

Molnar, Gyozo and Amin, Sara N. and Kanemasu, Yoko (2018) Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region. [Book, Journal, Proceedings Edited]

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    Abstract

    Although socio-cultural issues in relation to women within the fields of sport and exercise have been extensively researched, this research has tended to concentrate on the Western world. Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region moves the conversation away entirely from Western contexts to discuss these issues with a sole focus on the geographic Asia-Pacific region. Presenting a diverse range of empirical case studies, from bodybuilding in Kazakhstan and Thailand, karate in Afghanistan and women’s rugby in Fiji to women’s soccer in North Korea and netball in Papua New Guinea, the book demonstrates how sports may be used as a lens to examine the historical, socio-cultural and political specificities of non-Western and post-colonial societies. It also explores the complex ways in which non-Western women resist as well as accommodate sport and exercise-related socio-cultural oppression, helping us to better understand the nexus of sport, exercise, gender, sexuality and power in the Asia-Pacific area. This is a fascinating and important resource for students of sports studies, sports management, sport development, social sciences and gender studies, as well as an excellent read for academics and researchers with an interest in sport, exercise, gender and post-colonial studies.

    Item Type: Book, Journal, Proceedings Edited
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 11:57
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 12:34
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10841
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