16 August 2016

New book: Women and Sport in Latin America

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from Department of Nutrion and Exercise and Sports.

Edited by Rosa López de D’Amico and Tansin Benn from International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women, & Gertrud Pfister, Professor emeritus at Department of Nutrion and Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen.

The book contains

Overviews of international developments in policy, research and theorizing Gender and Sport; in-depth analysis of ten countries spanning North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rico, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela; the activities of indigenous peoples and the sport contributions of diaspora Latin American women living in the USA and Spain.

The book is original in that it is the first to focus on Women and Sport in Latin America and is particularly valuable in the English language. This enables the exchange of knowledge beyond the predominantly Spanish and Portuguese speaking Latin American region and provides scholars and activists world-wide with knowledge of this region and its rich history in the field.

The clear focus throughout is sport and gender equity, informed by intersecting influences that affect the lives of girls and women and their participation in sport such as economic and socio-cultural context. The multi-disciplinary nature of the book, for example, drawing from sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, will increase global understanding of diversity, challenges and achievements in the sporting lives of Latin American Women.

Read more about the book Women and Sport in Latin America.


Gertrud Pfister