The boxers of Kabul: women, boxing and Islam

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Kipnis, Hilary and Caudwell, Jayne (2015) The boxers of Kabul: women, boxing and Islam In: Channon, A. and Matthews, C.R., eds. Global perspectives on women in combat sports: women warriors around the world. Global Culture and Sport Series . Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 41-56. ISBN 9781137439352

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Abstract

In this chapter, we focus on women who box, in particular Muslim women who box. Within Sport Studies and the Sociology of Sport there is limited discussion of this topic; Mitra (2009) offers one of few accounts. In the literature, there exist broader discussions surrounding women, Islam and sport and/or physical activity (cf. Benn et al., 2011; Hargreaves, 200; Kay, 2006; Walseth and Fasting, 2003), as well as analyses related to the histories of women boxers (Hargreaves, 1997; van Ingen, 2013a), women’s boxing bodies (Halbert, 1997; Mennesson, 2000), boxing uniforms (van Ingen and Kovacs, 2012), boxing and the Olympics (Lindner, 2012), and women boxers in film (Boyle et al., 2006; Caudwell, 2008; Fojas, 2009). Many of these contributions take a feminist perspective on the sport of boxing.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies > L321 Women's Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 03:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 08:49
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/13915

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