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"Women could be every bit as good as guys" Reproductive and resistant agency in the two "action" sports

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dc.contributor.author Laurendeau, Jason
dc.contributor.author Sharara, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-02T18:18:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-02T18:18:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Laurendeau, J. and N. Sharara. (2008). “‘Women could be every bit as good as guys’: Reproductive and resistant agency in two ‘action’ sports.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32,1, 24-47. (Sage) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3140
dc.description.abstract This article examines two action sports—skydiving and snowboarding—as cases of women on men’s turf and explores the construction of gender in the ways women negotiate space in these male-dominated arenas. It investigates some of the ways in which women’s participation in these activities is constrained and the strategies women employ to carve out spaces for themselves in these sporting contexts. Women in both sports tend to engage in strategies rooted in middle-class and liberal notions of resistance. Most of these exemplify what researchers have called “reproductive agency.” Some strategies, however, seem to exemplify “resistant agency.” The article explores the potential of these strategies to bring about meaningful social change. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject Skydiving--Women en_US
dc.subject Snowboarding--Women en_US
dc.subject Resistant agency en_US
dc.subject Social change en_US
dc.subject Women and sport en_US
dc.title "Women could be every bit as good as guys" Reproductive and resistant agency in the two "action" sports en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Sociology Department en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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