Complicating Gender, Sport, and Social Inclusion: The Case for Intersectionality

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Complicating Gender, Sport, and Social Inclusion: The Case for Intersectionality


  • Gamal Abdel-Shehid School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Canada
  • Nathan Kalman-Lamb Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University, USA


Abstract  The following opinion piece concerns a reading of the work of Angela Davis and its application to the research on sport and social inclusion. It has the following aims: first, we use her work to argue that racism, as constituted via economics, helps to construct gender; second, we suggest that research on sport and social inclusion would do well to consider the work of Davis in forming a more complex reading of what it means to invite the participation—or inclusion—of women and girls in sport, both racialized and non-racialized.


Keywords  class; gender; race; social inclusion; slavery; sport


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/si.v5i2.887


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