Feminist Cultural Studies

  • Samantha King


This chapter locates and explores the development of the author’s own scholarly practice within a larger history of feminist cultural studies associated with the University of Birmingham, UK. The chapter begins with a discussion of the history of the Birmingham School and the particular place of feminism within that history. It then moves to a review of three defining features of a feminist cultural studies approach—intersectionality, contextualization and politicization—illustrated with examples from past and present work in sport, leisure and physical education. The chapter concludes with some tentative observations about the place of cultural studies in these fields today.


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  • Samantha King
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  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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