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dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Holly Aysha
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-07T20:59:54Z
dc.date.available2010-03-07T20:59:54Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationThorpe, H. (2009). Bourdieu, feminism and female physical culture: Gender reflexivity and the habitus-field complex. Sociology of Sport Journal, 26(4), 491-516.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3681
dc.description.abstractFeminist theorizing in the sociology of sport and physical culture has progressed through ongoing and intense dialogue with an array of critical positions and voices in the social sciences (e.g., Judith Butler, R.W. Connell, Michel Foucault). Yet, somewhat surprisingly, the work of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu—arguably one of modern sociology’s “most important voices of social critique and theoretical innovation” (Krais, 2006, p. 120)—has gone largely unheard among critical sports scholars interested in gender (notable exceptions include Atencio, Beal & Wilson, 2009; Brown, 2006; Kay & Laberge, 2004; Laberge, 1995). In this paper I introduce recent feminist engagements with Bourdieu’s original work to a critical sports sociology readership via a case study of snowboarding culture and female snowboarders. I begin by briefly examining the efficacy of three of Bourdieu’s key concepts—capital, field and habitus—for explaining gender and embodiment in snowboarding culture. I then consider how the habitus-field complex can illustrate the “synchronous nature of constraint and freedom” (McNay, 2000, p. 61) for women in contemporary physical culture.en
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dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publishers Inc.en_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://journals.humankinetics.com/ssj-back-issues/SSJVolume26Issue4December/BourdieuFeminismandFemalePhysicalCultureGenderReflexivityandtheHabitusFieldComplexen
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Sociology of Sport Journal. ©2009 Human Kinetics, Inc.en
dc.subjectsporten
dc.subjecthabitus-field complexen
dc.titleBourdieu, feminism and female physical culture: Gender reflexivity and the habitus-field complexen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/ssj.26.4.491en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSociology of Sport Journalen_NZ
pubs.begin-page491en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34777
pubs.end-page516en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume26en_NZ


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