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Lenskyj, Helen, Hemphill, Dennis ORCID: 0000-0003-3834-6624 and Symons, Caroline (2002) Introduction. In: Gender, sexuality and sport : a dangerous mix. Hemphill, Dennis and Symons, Caroline, eds. Walla Walla Press, Petersham, N.S.W., pp. 1-8.


An understanding of sexuality is central to any analysis of gender and sport. Sport, perhaps more than other human activity that takes place in the public realm, compels us to consider the physical body, and in doing so we inevitably observe the biological sex of that body (male or female) and is socially constructed gender identity (masculine or feminine).

Item type Book Section
ISBN 1876718544
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords sports, athletes, gender identity, sociological, sex discrimination, gays, women, Australia, New Zealand
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