Women's Artistic Gymnastics : Socio-cultural Perspectives, Hardback Book

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This book lifts the lid on the high pressured, complex world of women's artistic gymnastics.

By adopting a socio-cultural lens incorporating historical, sociological and psychological perspectives, it takes the reader through the story and workings of women's artistic gymnastics. Beginning with its early history as a 'feminine appropriate' sport, the book follows the sport through its transition to a modern sports form.

Including global cases and innovative narrative methods, it explores the way gymnasts have experienced its intense challenges, the complexities of the coach-athlete relationship, and how others involved in the sport, such as parents and medical personnel, have contributed to the reproduction of a highly demanding and potentially abusive sporting culture. With the focus on a unique women's sport, the book is an important read for researchers and students studying sport sociology, sport coaching, and physical education, but it is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the development of sporting talent.

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  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:246 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher:Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • ISBN:9780367440015

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  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:246 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher:Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category:
  • ISBN:9780367440015