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Shelby N. Anderson

giving these issues their rightful place by making racial and ethnic minority and transgender issues part of their nine themes. With the changes in major themes and the selections from essays, articles, and chapters for each theme, this second edition can be thought of as an entirely new book. Those who

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Leslie K. Larsen and Christopher J. Clayton

in the U.S. are women ( Acosta & Carpenter, 2014 ). Within NCAA Division I women’s basketball (DI WBB), which is targeted in this study for its high participation level, especially among racial minorities, and level of media attention in comparison to other sports ( Lapchick, 2017 ), the trend in

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Constancio R. Arnaldo

women as exotic, submissive, and fragile. Of course, these stereotypes of Asian American submissiveness must also be understood through the “model minority” reference that celebrates static ideas of Asian Americans as all brain without the bodily capabilities that basketball demands. A key strength of

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David Ekholm

Policy Context Following the challenges and problems of segregation throughout Western societies, often represented in media and policy articulation in relation to migration and the integration of minorities ( Dahlstedt & Neergard, 2016 ), sport and leisure activities have been highlighted in social

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Mallory Mann and Vikki Krane

, negative treatment, negative comments or jokes, blatant hostility, and possibly violence aimed at sexual minority athletes ( Krane & Symons, 2014 ). When situated in heteronormative or homonegative sport settings, lesbian athletes may feel pressured to maintain a feminine image and/or engage in actions to

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Siegfried Nagel, Karsten Elmose-Østerlund, Jenny Adler Zwahlen and Torsten Schlesinger

, sports are often claimed to be positive arenas for the integration of minorities because both the practical and cultural threshold to participate is low. On the other hand, exclusionary norms and values could potentially make it difficult for members with a migration background to integrate completely

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Kerry R. McGannon and Ted M. Butryn

further justification of (in)actions for and against racial minorities. The minimization of racism frame further downplays the significance of race, reinforcing that discrimination is no longer a central factor impacting the lives of minorities, given that America has “come a long way” in the post

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Paulette Stevenson

athlete regulates participation in sports for minority women ( Cooky et al., 2010 ; Norman, 2012 ; Pickett, Dawkins, & Braddock, 2012 ; Waldron, 2016 ). Accordingly, when empowerment discourses are employed in transnational contexts, they do more to hold up neoliberalized feminism than they do to

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Jenessa Banwell, Gretchen Kerr and Ashley Stirling

a female coach’s network. Participants also stressed the importance of mentorship serving not just women, but women who represent other minority groups. One participant shared, “. . . making sure young women, and not just young women, but women of other underserved minorities can see themselves in

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Rebecca A. Alt

several groups at play in this debate: Native American vs. non-Native American; racial minority vs. racial majority; non-sports fan vs. sports fan; liberal vs. conservative, etc. One’s identification within these dichotomies influences their attitude on the use of Native American mascots in sports and