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Seminar 3: Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport

Friday 18th May, 2012, 2-5pm, R3.41

Participation in sport is commonly conceptualised as a public good (for health, for the economy, for national identity), especially in the light of the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. but how is sport gendered? How are gender inequalities challenged and / or reinforced in contemporary mainstream and non-mainstream sporting practice?

To see video recordings of the talks by Belinda Wheaton, Louise Mansfield and Karen Throsby, please click on the titles. When you reach the opening page, select "Default Light" and launch the Echo Player (which shows the speaker, plus an inset window showing the slides). Please get in touch if you have difficulty viewing the videos. You can also view the Powerpoint slides for Tess Kay's presentation.

Dr Louise Mansfield, Brunel University

Walking out: sport, physical activity and health legacies for girls and women post "London 2012"

Professor Tess Kay, Brunel University

Go girl! Critiquing the use of sport for female empowerment in international development

Dr Belinda Wheaton, Brighton University

Lifestyle sports, gendered bodies and the politics of identity

Dr Karen Throsby, University of Warwick

"Man up": marathon swimming and the gendered body

Everyone is welcome, and attendance is free. Please e-mail k dot throsby at warwick dot ac dot uk if you'd like to attend, to give us an idea of numbers.

Danish high jump

You can download the poster for the event here.