Mother's Taxi: Sport and Women's Labor

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SUNY Press, Jan 28, 1999 - Social Science - 317 pages
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Mother’s Taxi is a detailed study of how women facilitate and service the sport played by others, particularly their immediate family members. It illustrates how domestic labor and childcare done by women provides the space for others to participate in sport, contributing directly to individual sporting careers and generally servicing sport as an institution. It offers important considerations for studies of sport, leisure, and gender relations by highlighting an aspect of women’s relationships to sport which has been largely ignored.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Being the Mother of a Sports Player
11
Being the Wife of a Sports Player
70
Being a Sports Player
125
Rewards and Rationales
185
Gendered Institutions Service Gendered Institutions
227
The Methods
255
Background to Tennis Culture in Western Australia
271
The ASCNSRC Survey of Parental Support
279
Details of the Women Interviewed
287
Notes
293
Bibliography
299
Subject Index
311
Name Index
315
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Shona M. Thompson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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