Class Notes (837,011)
Canada (509,987)
York University (35,352)
KINE 3430 (6)
Lecture

Lecture #8.docx

3 Pages
117 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Kinesiology & Health Science
Course
KINE 3430
Professor
Janelle Joseph
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture #8 Gender and Canadian Sport History -sport is all about bodies. Question: What is the connection between sex, gender, and sexuality? Answer: sex- biological gentiles, hormones. All biology has elements of social construction. -Male and Female ** Blur between the two sexes. Because women can be born with testes as well (caster semenya, ciara) -stereotypes help construct the world, yet make things more complicated. gender- can be a personal decision , social construction. How a body is represented. How it is perceived in culture. Identities of masculinity and femininity become apparent. - Male and Female, become blurred. Males can perform femininity and females can perform masculinity. In sport this causes issues because it argues what is “normal”….”tomboy girl”….or a boy who is “Feminine” and deemed to “queer” to play in a sport. -talking about many bodies. -there is a blur between masculinity and femininity. ***It is context specific. When a female is out at a gala wearing a gown she is seen as feminine. When she is out winning 800 m sprints, she s considered masculine -bruce lee performs his masculinity through martial arts. There is a grace in his masculinity sexuality- socially constructed to whatever your preference is -whom you choose to have sexual relations with -Homosexuality or Heterosexuality. These do not capture all sexuality. There is bisexuality, asexuality. -in sport, your sexuality determines who is allowed to play and who isn’t allowed to play Gender -not just about women (sex category) -about performances of masculinity and femininity -may or may not be linked to sex Masculinity Dominant Characteristics: Sport and Games: -toughness/strength -Served as entertainment, fun, and reinforced -alcohol intake connections between bodily skill and masculine identity -patriarchy -heterosexual -violence -created men-only spaces for celebration of physicality -exposed weakness of manhood Early Canada -differences between men and women were of degree not kind -both helped with survival, farming and defending the property -not till Victorian period did attitudes about masculine entitlement to the public sphere and female sexual reproduction take hold -Military reaffirmed positions of men as: colonial protectors defenders of home and family heads of households ’rightful’ lea
More Less

Related notes for KINE 3430

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit