Channon, Alex

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

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Table of contents

1. Approaching the Gendered Phenomenon of ‘Women Warriors’
Alex Channon, Christopher R. Matthews

Part I. Discursive Constructions and Mediated Representations of Women in Combat Sports

2. Moral Guardians, Miniskirts and Nicola Adams: The Changing Media Discourse on Women’s Boxing
Amy Godoy-Pressland

3. The Boxers of Kabul: Women, Boxing and Islam
Hillary Kipnis, Jayne Caudwell

4. ‘Chicks Fighting in a Cage’: A Philosophical Critique of Gender Constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Charlene Weaving

5. ‘Beauty and Strength’: Defining the Female Body in The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Promotional Campaign
L. A. Jennings

Part II. Institutional Structures and Actors in Women’s Combat Sports

6. Gender Inequality in Olympic Boxing: Exploring Structuration through Online Resistance against Weight Category Restrictions
George Jennings, Beatriz Cabrera Velázquez

7. The Fight outside the Ring: Female Boxing Officials in Trinidad and Tobago
Roy McCree

8. Mexican Female Warrior: The Case of Marisela Ugalde, the Founder of Xilam
George Jennings

9. Women Fighters as Agents of Change: A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Case Study from Finland
Anna Kavoura, Stiliani ‘Ani’ Chroni, Marja Kokkonen, Tatiana V. Ryba

Part III. Recreational Practice and Self-Defence

10. Beautifully Violent: The Gender Dynamic of Scottish Karate
Chloe Maclean

11. Mediating Factors in Martial Arts Practice: A Specific Case on Young Girls
Jikkemien Vertonghen, Hebe Schaillée, Marc Theeboom, Paul Knop

12. Outlaw Emotions: Gender, Emotion and Transformation in Women’s Self-Defence Training
Jocelyn A. Hollander

13. Resisting the Hegemonic Gender Order? The Accounts of Female Boxers in South Korea
Yun Jung Kim, Sun Yong Kwon, Jung Woo Lee

Part IV. Competitive and Performative ‘Women Warriors’

14. Reinventing the Body-Self: Intense, Gendered and Heightened Sensorial Experiences of Women’s Boxing Embodiment
Helen Owton

15. ‘I’m Not the Type of Person Who Does Yoga’: Women, ‘Hard’ Martial Arts and the Quest for Exciting Significance
Mark Mierzwinski, Catherine Phipps

16. Ambivalent Lives, Fighting Bodies: Women and Combat Sports in Brazil
Jorge Knijnik, Marco Antônio Carvalho Ferretti

17. UnBoliviable Bouts: Gender and Essentialisation of Bolivia’s Cholitas Luchadoras
Nell Haynes

Keywords: Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Sociology of Sport and Leisure, Sport Psychology, Feminism, Popular Science in Sports, Sport

Publication year
Global Culture and Sport Series
Page amount
338 pages
Printed ISBN

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