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Women's Artistic Gymnastics
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 202004
  • Antal sidor: 246
  • Vikt i gram: 508
  • ISBN10:0367440016
  • ISBN13:9780367440015

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

(Inbunden)

Beskrivning:

This book lifts the lid on the high pressured, complex world of women's artistic gymnastics. By adopting a socio-cultural lens incorporating historical, sociological and psychological perspectives, it takes the reader through the story and workings of women's artistic gymnastics.

Beginning with its early history as a 'feminine appropriate' sport, the book follows the sport through its transition to a modern sports form. Including global cases and innovative narrative methods, it explores the way gymnasts have experienced its intense challenges, the complexities of the coach-athlete relationship, and how others involved in the sport, such as parents and medical personnel, have contributed to the reproduction of a highly demanding and potentially abusive sporting culture.

With the focus on a unique women's sport, the book is an important read for researchers and students studying sport sociology, sport coaching, and physical education, but it is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the development of sporting talent.

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