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.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality|
|Editors||J. Hargreaves, E. Anderson|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||528|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Hartill, M. (2014). Suffering in gratitude: sport and the sexually abused male child. In J. Hargreaves, & E. Anderson (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (pp. 426-434). Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415522533/