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Book Review - Spoilsports (understanding and preventing sexual exploitation in sport): Celia H Brackenridge. Routledge-Taylor and Francis Books Ltd, 2001, £19.99, paperback, pp 284. ISBN 0419257802

Mutrie, N. (2002) Book Review - Spoilsports (understanding and preventing sexual exploitation in sport): Celia H Brackenridge. Routledge-Taylor and Francis Books Ltd, 2001, £19.99, paperback, pp 284. ISBN 0419257802. [Review]

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Abstract

Celia Brackenridge is internationally acclaimed for her work in uncovering the story of sexual exploitation in sport and offering explanations about why it occurs. She is uniquely qualified by her professional expertise as a scholar in the sociology of sport and by her own experience as coach and athlete at elite level in the sport of lacrosse. It is very brave to pursue a line of research that almost always creates immediate resistance from the audience (" . . .that can't be happening in our sport/profession"). It is also personally harrowing to investigate this issue with the victims and to find support to cope with what is heard. The production of this book is therefore a culmination of several years of difficult research. It is clear to me that all of us involved in sport must read this book and be aware of the issues. Those of us in higher education must also put this book on the reading list for "ethical issues" topics in curricula for all sport related degrees.

Item type: Review
ID code: 7865
Keywords: book review, exercise, sport, sports science, physical activity, feminism, gender, psychology, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Psychology, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 16:07
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:01
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7865

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