New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport

Toffoletti, Kim and Palmer, Catherine 2017, New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport, International review for the sociology of sport, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 146-163, doi: 10.1177/1012690215589326.

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Title New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport
Author(s) Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim
Palmer, Catherine
Journal name International review for the sociology of sport
Volume number 52
Issue number 2
Start page 146
End page 163
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1012-6902
Keyword(s) fandom
media representation
Muslim women
transnational feminism
Summary This article offers a new approach for examining Muslim women in sport, which combines the domains of sporting participation, consumption and representation. It proposes moving beyond a sports development paradigm and deficit model of sports participation, whereby marginal communities are incorporated into the mainstream by playing sport, to take account of other ways that people engage with sport as consumers and fans. Conceptually, this approach is informed by transnational feminist perspectives, which foreground the role of power hierarchies in the production of knowledge about the sporting female Other. It suggests that sport practitioners, scholars and policy makers pay greater theoretical attention to how Muslim women are constructed within sport discourses. By widening the research focus to consider consumption and representation, possibilities emerge to expand on the narrow research and policy fields of ‘ethnicity’ and ‘well-being’ focused on physical health outcomes through which Muslim women’s engagement with sport is commonly framed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1012690215589326
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
169901 Gender Specific Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950102 Organised Sports
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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