Poststructuralist Feminism in Sport and Leisure Studies

  • Pirkko Markula


This chapter highlights how poststructuralist thought can inform feminist research in leisure and physical activity. It first discusses the foundation of poststructuralism, to then focus on the thoughts of three French theorists—Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida—and their strands of poststructuralism. Through the introduction of the main concepts put forward by these scholars, the chapter aims to further emphasize the potential of poststructuralism for feminist analysis of leisure and physical activity.


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  • Pirkko Markula
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  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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