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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Gender and Sports: An Anthropological Overview

  • Open or Close Abhijit Das*

    Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, India

    *Corresponding author: Abhijit Das, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, Barasat, Kolkata, India 700126, Email: romeda.das@gmail.com

Submission: January 02, 2018; Published: March 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.02.000530

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume2 Issue1

Abstract

Sport behaviour in any situation is culturally defined. The anthropological study of sports can provide a viewpoint of human culture in real sense of the word. Sports as a recreational aspect of culture hold a variety of different meanings across culture. It has been observed that, sports have emerged as a primary area of controversy about men’s and women’s roles. It has also widely argued that women’s sport has changed a little in the present century. Anthropologists considered this issue that sports are the areas where gender inequalities are strongly evident. The present study is the preliminary observations on the relationship between sports and gender along with how the participation in sports can be invigorating and personally empowering experience for women. It finally throws light on how sports are one of the most important issues in gender inequality.

Keywords: Sports; Gender; Inequality; Society; Culture; Globalization

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