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The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education

  • Louise Mansfield
  • Jayne Caudwell
  • Belinda Wheaton
  • Beccy Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Louise Mansfield, Jayne Caudwell, Belinda Wheaton, Beccy Watson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Challenges and Transformations in Women’s Leisure, Sport and Physical Education Movements

  4. Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies and Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Belinda Wheaton, Beccy Watson, Louise Mansfield, Jayne Caudwell
      Pages 203-208
    3. Karen Throsby
      Pages 243-255
    4. Toni Bruce, Dunja Antunovic
      Pages 257-273

About this book


This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision.

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Mansfield
    • 1
  • Jayne Caudwell
    • 2
  • Belinda Wheaton
    • 3
  • Beccy Watson
    • 4
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  4. 4.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Louise Mansfield is Research Lead for Welfare, Health and Wellbeing (Institute of Environment Health and Societies) and Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Social Sciences at Brunel University London, UK. Her research focuses on the relationship between sport, physical activity and public health.

Jayne Caudwell is Associate Professor and Head of Research in the Department of Events and Leisure at Bournemouth University, UK. She is best known for her work on gender and sexualities in leisure and sport cultures.

Belinda Wheaton is Associate Professor in Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The main focus of her research has been the politics of identity in informal and lifestyle sport.

Beccy Watson
is Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Her research engages with interrelationships across gender, race and class in the social analysis of leisure and sport. 

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