Women and Sport in Latin America

Women and Sport in Latin America

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This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women's sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 578g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 4 black & white tables, 1 black & white line drawings
  • 1138832502
  • 9781138832503

About Rosa López de D'Amico

Rosa Lopez de D'Amico is Professor at Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador (UPEL), Maracay, Venezuela. Tansin Benn is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Plymouth, UK, having retired from her role as Professor in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. Gertrud Pfister is Emeritus Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.show more

Table of contents

Part I: Contextualising Women and Sport in Latin America 1. Latin America: An Introduction Rosa Lopez de D'Amico & Tansin Benn 2. International developments in policy and practice for equity: Girls and Women in Physical Education and Sport Tansin Benn, Maryam Koushkie Jahromi & Canan Koca 3. Gender, Gender Equality and Women's Sport Gertrud Pfister Part II: Women and Sport Inside Latin America 4. Women and Sport in Argentina Debora Di Domizio 5. Women and Sport in Brazil Katia Rubio, Helena Altmann, Ludmila Mourao, & Silvana Goellner 6. Women and Sport in Chile Elisa Araya Cortez & Karin Lofstrom 7. Women and Sport in Colombia Luz Amelia Hoyos Cuartas, Daniel Ignacio OliverosWilches & Janice Crosswhite 8. Women and Sport in Costa Rica Maria Antonieta Ozols, Maria Antonieta Corrales, Dilia Colindres & Nancy Torres 9. Women and Sport in Cuba Gladys Bequer Diaz, Ana Maria Morales Ferrer & Anneliese Goslin 10. Women and Sport in Honduras Mirna Lacayo, Maria Antonieta Ozols & Dilia Colindres 11. Women and Sport in Mexico Mireya Medina Villanueva & Marisol Pedraza 12. Women and Sport in Puerto Rico Luisa Velez 13. Women and Sport in Venezuela Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Rebeca Oropeza & Josil Murillo 14. Indigenous women, Games and Ethno-Sport in Latin America Maria Beatriz Rocha Ferreira, Elizabeth Mizrahi & Stella Maris Ferrarese Capettini Part III: The Contribution of Diaspora Latin American Women to Sport 15. Latin American Sports Women in the United States of America Darlene A. Kluka 16. Latin American Sports Women in Spain Maria Dolores Gonzalez-Rivera 17. Conclusion Tansin Benn & Rosa Lopez de D'Amico 18. Appendicesshow more