On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9780228005551_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $32.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
category: Social Science
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9780228005551

Who's Coming Out to Play

Disruption and Disorientation in Queer Community Sports

by Claire Carter

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
sociology of sports
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $32.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
category: Social Science
published: Feb 2021
ISBN:9780228005551
Description

Queer community sports leagues, by their sheer numbers, are changing the energy and space of school gyms and community recreational spaces. Some leagues are well-established – having been in existence for over twenty-five years – whereas others are relatively new, but their collective presence tells stories about the shifting dynamics of queer communities in Canada.

Who's Coming Out to Play considers the potential of queer community sports to disrupt notions of the embodiment of gender and community, while maintaining an awareness of numerous factors that limit this potential. Exploring queer teams and leagues of varying sizes and from various locations, this book focuses on leagues that have previously identified as women's or lesbian and are now becoming trans and genderqueer inclusive. Queer community leagues are based in a commitment to community building, prioritizing fun, socializing, and inclusivity over competing or winning. As a result of these commitments, these spaces and the people who come to play in them reflect new ways of being in and with bodies, different ways of embodying gender, and new or different forms of engagement – notably distinct "rules of play" – within sporting arenas.

Who's Coming Out to Play paints a vivid picture of the lived experiences of queer bodies in queer sporting spaces, exploring both the possibilities and the continued problems they face.

About the Author
Claire Carter is an associate professor in women's and gender studies at the University of Regina.
Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Claire Carter is associate professor in women's and gender studies at the University of Regina.

Editorial Review

"For a book like this to come forth at this particular juncture, with its focus on community sport and the experiences of primarily queer and trans women, is not only necessary but imperative." William Bridel, University of Calgary

Buy this book at:

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Who's Coming Out to Play”

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...