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Trans women and/in sport: Exploring sport feminisms to understand exclusions.

Caudwell, J., 2024. Trans women and/in sport: Exploring sport feminisms to understand exclusions. Sociology of Sport Journal. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2023-0091


This paper explores past and present conceptual aspects of sport feminisms to understand trans women and/in sport. The adverse treatment of trans sportswomen now runs through governing bodies, sport media, individuals who are in decision-making roles, policy formation, and public social attitude. The move to exclude and/or restrict trans women from sport is apparent at national and international levels and demonstrates shifts in sport policy. The aim of the paper is to explore past and present developments in sport feminism to highlight the value of its dynamism to explain, critique, and challenge the current treatment of trans women athletes. The paper highlights the need to further develop, within sport sociology, a de-colonial transfeminism. De-colonial in this context involves post-colonial feminism, black feminism and queer of color critical approaches.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from [Sociology of Sport Journal], [2024], © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:39221
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:07 Dec 2023 12:21
Last Modified:20 Feb 2024 14:09


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