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The boxers of Kabul: women, boxing and Islam.

Kipnis, H. and Caudwell, J., 2015. The boxers of Kabul: women, boxing and Islam. In: Channon, A. and Matthews, C.R., eds. Global perspectives on women in combat sports: women warriors around the world. Palgrave Macmillan, 41 - 56.

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In this chapter, we focus on women who box, in particular Muslim women who box. Within Sport Studies and the Sociology of Sport there is limited discussion of this topic; Mitra (2009) offers one of few accounts. In the literature, there exist broader discussions surrounding women, Islam and sport and/or physical activity (cf. Benn et al., 2011; Hargreaves, 200; Kay, 2006; Walseth and Fasting, 2003), as well as analyses related to the histories of women boxers (Hargreaves, 1997; van Ingen, 2013a), women?s boxing bodies (Halbert, 1997; Mennesson, 2000), boxing uniforms (van Ingen and Kovacs, 2012), boxing and the Olympics (Lindner, 2012), and women boxers in film (Boyle et al., 2006; Caudwell, 2008; Fojas, 2009). Many of these contributions take a feminist perspective on the sport of boxing.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Global Culture and Sport Series
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:24450
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Deposited On:01 Aug 2016 10:44
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