Sport, Gender and Stereotypes
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2024 | Viewed by 1530
Interests: sport management; gender
Interests: sport science
Interests: women and sport
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We invite submissions for a special issue on "Sport, Gender and Stereotypes" to Social Sciences. Stereotypes, deeply rooted in social norms and beliefs, often shape our perceptions and expectations regarding gender roles and behaviors in sports. This special issue aims to explore the gendered contexts of sport and how these have become entangled in the reproduction of or challenges to gender stereotypes. We are interested in contributions that investigate how social assumptions about masculinity and femininity impact the development, practice, and sporting experiences at various levels. We encourage contributions that analyze historical trends, events, business, and coaching practices, as well as sociological aspects related to participation and performance in sports.
The special issue welcomes interdisciplinary research that examines the complex interplay between gender, sport, and the broader social constructs within which they are embedded. We particularly encourage submissions that offer a strong historical perspective, but we also welcome contributions from contemporary perspectives, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of gender, stereotypes, and sport.
Potential topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Historical analyses of gendered trends and practices in sports.
- Examinations of gendered stereotypes and their impacts on sporting events and athletes.
- Gender disparities in sports participation and access to resources.
- The influence of social constructs on coaching, organizational structures, and decision-making processes in sports.
- Socio-cultural factors affecting the performance and achievements of male and female athletes.
- Explorations of the intersectionality of gender with other social categories (e.g., race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability) and its influence on the construction of sporting identities or sporting experiences.
- Analyses of media representations and their role in reinforcing or challenging gender stereotypes in sports.
Dr. Lindsay Parks Pieper
Dr. Jörg Krieger
Dr. April Henning
Manuscript Submission Information
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- social constructivism