‘Queers, even in netball?’:Interpretations of the lesbian label among sportswomen

Russell, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4260-8631 (2007) ‘Queers, even in netball?’:Interpretations of the lesbian label among sportswomen. In: Sport and Gender Identities. Routledge, London, pp. 104-119. ISBN 978-0-415-25956-9

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This chapter addresses the positive and negative experiences of being labelled as lesbian among sportswomen in general and female rugby players, cricketers and netballers in particular. What follows is an exploration of how the lesbian stereotype develops within sport and how women who play rugby, cricket and netball experience those stereotypes. The discussion is illustrated with empirical data from 30 interviews conducted with women who played rugby, cricket and netball and this discussion is informed by literature spanning the last 20 years in the sociology and psychology of sport.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender studies ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3318
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Sport, Health And Education
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 23:14
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59580

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