As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts aderby grrrlsa are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized womenas sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores the manner in which roller derby has emerged as a gendered space for self-transformation, belonging and embodied contest, in which women are invited to experience their emotions differently, embrace pain and overcome limits.She also trained and fought in competitions as a Muay Thai boxer. ... but she worked hard to pass the minimum skill set (http://wftda.com/resources/wftda- minimum-skill-requirements.pdf). As well as roller derby training two or three nights a week, Kate continued with her kickboxing training three nights a week and so wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sport, Gender and Power|
|Author||:||Dr Simone Fullagar, Ms Adele Pavlidis|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-11-28|