British Asian Females and Football: Intersections of Identity

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Within the sociology of sport, researchers have paid scant attention to intersectionality; the majority of research continues to focus on one dimension of ‘gender’ or ‘race’ (Scraton, 2001). Moreover, the gender and sexuality of ethnic minority athletes and/or the impact of ‘race’ upon the gendered and sexualised experiences of sportspeople are rarely acknowledged (see Anderson and McCormack, 2010a, 2010b; Caudwell, 2009; McDonald, 2002). McDonald (2006) also asserts that in much of the sport scholarship about gay and lesbian sexuality, ‘white’ is the normative frame of reference. This chapter therefore offers an important contribution to an otherwise neglected area of study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sport, Gender and Sexualities
EditorsJennifer Hargreaves, Eric Anderson
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780203121375
ISBN (Print)9780415522533
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

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    Ratna, A. (2014). British Asian Females and Football: Intersections of Identity. In J. Hargreaves, & E. Anderson (Eds.), Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexualities (Routledge International Handbooks). Routledge.