Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 159 pages
This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
An Intersectional Analysis
11
Sex Gender and Sexualities
39
4 Challenges to the Olympic Industry
52
Contested Terrain
87
6 Sex and the Games
108
7 Conclusion
131
Bibliography
137
Index
153
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HELEN JEFFERSON LENSKYJ is a professor emirita of the University of Toronto, Canada. Her previous publication include The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (co-edited with S. Wagg); Olympic Industry Resistance; The Best Ever Olympics?; and Inside the Olympics Industry