Post-colonial Feminism, Black Feminism and Sport

  • Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown


This chapter grapples with the ways in which post-colonial and black feminist theories have been taken up in the study of sport. Drawing on the work of scholars such as bell hooks, Angela Davis, Uma Narayan and more, this chapter presents the key arguments and concepts within both frameworks and then highlights the ways in which post-colonial and black feminist theories allow for a broadening of the study of gender and sport via an emphasis on race and representation. Specifically, this chapter discusses the controversial issue of sex/gender testing in sport as closely linked to notions of racial identity and representational politics.


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  • Letisha Engracia Cardoso Brown
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  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA

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