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Author Harper, Joanna (Biophysicist), author.

Title Sporting gender : the history, science, and stories of transgender and intersex athletes / Joanna Harper ; foreword by David Epstein.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.08664 H232s 2020    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xiv, 323 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-314) and index.
Contents "Prehistoric" women's sport -- The science of intersex conditions -- Intersex athletes in the 1930s -- Postwar sex testing -- Transgender 101 -- Early transgender athletes -- Not the end of sex testing -- Joanna's story -- Transgender and intersex athletes, 2004-2009 -- Caster Semenya -- Transgender and intersex athletes, 2009-2014 -- The post-Semenya landscape -- Dutee Chand -- Dutee Chand versus the IAAF in the CAS -- Transgender athletes, 2013-2017 -- The 2016 IOC transgender guidelines -- Aftermath of the CAS decision in the Chand case -- Transgender athletes, 2015-2018 -- Transgender athletic research update -- The Caster Semenya trial--Epilogue: one last story -- Recent developments in gender and sports.
Summary "The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are likely to feature the first transgender athlete, a topic that will be highly contentious during the competition. But transgender and intersex athletes such as Laurel Hubbard, Tifanny Abreu, and Caster Semenya didn't just turn up overnight. Both intersex and transgender athletes have been newsworthy stories for decades. In Sporting Gender: The History, Science, and Stories of Transgender and Intersex Athletes, Joanna Harper provides an in-depth examination of why gender diverse athletes are so controversial. She not only delves into the history of these athletes and their personal stories, but also explains in a highly accessible manner the science behind their gender diversity and why the science is important for regulatory committees--and the general public--to consider when evaluating sports performance. Sporting Gender gives the reader a perspective that is both broad in scope and yet detailed enough to grasp the nuances that are central in understanding the controversies over intersex and transgender athletes. Featuring personal investigations from the author, who has had first-person access to some of the most significant recent developments in this complex arena, this book provides fascinating insight into sex, gender, and sports." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gays and sports.
Gay athletes.
Lesbian athletes.
Transgender athletes.
Intersex athletes.
Sports -- Social aspects.
Sexual minorities -- Social conditions.
Gay athletes. (OCoLC)fst00939061
Gays and sports. (OCoLC)fst00939307
Intersex athletes. (OCoLC)fst01749795
Lesbian athletes. (OCoLC)fst00996460
Sports -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01130525
Transgender athletes. (OCoLC)fst01765094
Local Subject NB June 2020 HHRP
ISBN 9781538112960 (hardcover)
1538112965 (hardcover)

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