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Intersectionality, critical race theory and American sporting oppression: Examining black and gay atheletes


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Anderson, E. and Mccormack, M., 2010. Intersectionality, critical race theory and American sporting oppression: Examining black and gay atheletes. Journal of Homosexuality, 57 (8), pp. 949-967.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2010.503502

    Abstract

    This article examines the influence of the racial categories of White and Black and the sexual categories of gay and straight on sporting American men. The effect of the intersection of these cultural categories is discussed by investigating the exclusion of athletes who are both Black and gay, as well as highlighting the culturally perceived differences of (straight) Black and (White) gay men. However, the analysis accounts for more than just difference, examining the commonalities of oppression between these discrete identity groups. We use the research on Black athletes to call for further empirical study on gay athletes. It is argued that critical race theory and intersectionality offer complex and nuanced understandings of these oppressions, which, when theorizing is left solely to the realm of poststructuralism, can otherwise be missed.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsAnderson, E.and Mccormack, M.
    DOI10.1080/00918369.2010.503502
    Uncontrolled Keywordsoppression, critical race theory, sport, race, gay athletes, intersectionality
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Education
    Publisher StatementAnderson_JHomosexuality_2010_57_8_949.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in: Anderson, E., Mccormack, M., 2010. Intersectionality, critical race theory and American sporting oppression: Examining black and gay atheletes. Journal of Homosexuality, 57 (8), pp. 949-967. Journal of Homosexuality is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0091%2d8369&volume=57&issue=8&spage=949; Anderson_JHomosexuality_2010_57_8_949.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published in: Anderson, E., Mccormack, M., 2010. Intersectionality, critical race theory and American sporting oppression: Examining black and gay atheletes. Journal of Homosexuality, 57 (8), pp. 949-967. Journal of Homosexuality is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0091%2d8369&volume=57&issue=8&spage=949
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code18273

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