Suffering in gratitude: sport and the sexually abused male child

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    In her seminal work 'Spoilsports' Celia Brackenridge argued that a theory of sexual exploitation and abuse in sport was possible and necessary, but also set down some key challenges for researchers about the way in which it should be conceptualised. In particular, Brackenridge argued that it is not possible to arrive at anything like a comprehensive understanding of sexual exploitation in sport without engaging with theories of power. Over a decade after its publication, a response to the challenges she presented is well overdue. Whilst this task is beyond the scope of a single chapter, this discussion offers a contribution towards this effort whilst also serving as an introduction to key areas of debate within the field.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
    EditorsJ. Hargreaves, E. Anderson
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages528
    ISBN (Print)9780415522533
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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