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

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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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