Process-Figurational Sociology and Gender Relations in Sport Management

Louise Mansfield, Philippa Velija

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    In this chapter we outline how the principles of process-figurational sociology can facilitate a critical and theoretical approach to understanding gender relations in the diverse field of sport management. We highlight that while process-figurational sociology has been applied in areas of study related to sport management including sport policy and practice, organization and structures of sport, sport tourism and marketing, none offer a direct and detailed analysis of gender relations and sport management. While there is existing research on gender, business and management taking a process-figurational theoretical approach this does not include sport, and the extensive research on gender and sport management does not draw on process-figurational sociology. In response to this we set out in this chapter how a process-figurational approach can provide a set of theoretical and conceptual resources for advancing knowledge about gender relations in sport management that may provide further critical scrutiny and knowledge about issues of gender inequality and discrimination in the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGender and Diversity in Sport Management
    EditorsA. Knoppers, P. Markula
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Jul 2022


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