Research handbook on gender and diversity in sport management

Pirkko Markula* (Editor), Annelies Knoppers

*Corresponding author for this work

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This groundbreaking Research Handbook adeptly navigates how gender and diversity are addressed in sport management. Offering insight into practices and processes that work to exclude certain groups and practices, and favour others, it highlights how gendered ways of organizing sport are experienced and may be sustained, disrupted, and challenged. Leading international scholars employ theoretical frameworks to comprehensively set out how individuals or groups engaged in leading and managing sport are situated in the social world and engage in managerial practices. Providing a wealth of conceptual analyses, the authors of the various chapters explore diverse feminist theories, perspectives, and methodologies to expertly examine gender-based marginalization in sport management at local and international levels. Expert contributors reveal how women negotiate and navigate gender and intersecting identity categories in sport organizations. Presenting a wide variety of feminist perspectives on sport management, sport organizations, and coaching, this Research Handbook will prove a valuable resource to researchers and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of sport management and sport sociology. It will also be essential reading for policy makers working in sport organizations.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages458
ISBN (Electronic)9781802203691
ISBN (Print)978-1-80220-368-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameInternational Handbooks on Gender series


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