Dilemmas of Gender and Global Sports Governance: An Invitation to Southern Theory

Kate Henne, Madeleine Pape

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    Abstract

    Most research on global sports policy either negates or underappreciate perspectives from the Global South. This article incorporates Southern Theory to examine how Northern worldviews profoundly shape gender-specific sports policy. It highlights two dilemmas that emerge, using illustrative case studies. First, it considers questions of gender and regulation, as evidenced in the gender verification regimes of track-and-field. Then, it addresses the limits of gender and empowerment in relation to sport for development and peace initiatives' engagement with the diverse experiences and perspectives in non-Western contexts, considering them in relation to programming for women in Pacific Island countries. The article concludes with a reflection on possible contributions of Southern theory to sport sociological scholarship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)216-225pp
    JournalSociology of Sport Journal
    Volume35
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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