Cross-National Research on Women and Sport: Some Theoretical, Methodological and Practical Challenges

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Kari Fasting Oslo, Norway

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Gertrud Pfister Berlin, Germany

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Sheila Scranton Leeds, England

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Dr. Ana Bunuel Madrid, Spain Norwegian University of Sport & Physical Education, Box 40, Ulleval Hageby 0806 Oslo, Norway

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This paper is a description of the theoretical, methodological and practical challenges that have been encountered during the process of researching the experiences and meanings of sport in the lives of women in England, Germany, Norway and Spain. Based upon a review of previous literature and research on women and sport we found that there was little research in which the researchers took a qualitative approach focusing on both intrinsic factors (selfconcept, body awareness and the culture of the body) and extrinsic factors (relationship to lifestyle and life chances, social networks and future life plans). Cross-nationally, women’s experiences of sport and the meanings that they attach to their sporting participation, became therefore the centre for this project.

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