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Patricia A. Vertinsky

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  • Sites of Sportby John Bale; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture... more...

  • Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasiumby Sherry Mckay; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    Architecture and design have been used to exert control over bodies, across lines of class, gender and race. They regulate access to certain spaces and facilities, impose physical or psychological barriers, and make particular activities possible for specific groups. Built in 1951, the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of British Columbia is... more...

  • Physical Culture, Power, and the Bodyby Patricia Vertinsky; Jennifer Hargreaves

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 63.95

    During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the body, specifically the relation between the ?natural?... more...

  • Women, Sport, Societyby Roberta J Park; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    During the last four decades women?s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have made contributions to physical education, dance and sport... more...

  • Gender, Sport, Scienceby J. A. Mangan; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating insights. This selection of her writings is a well-deserved... more...

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