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The Dome of Silence: Sexual Harrassment and Abuse in Sport [Paperback]

Sandra Kirby , Lorraine Greaves , Olena Hankinsky


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March 21, 2001 1856499634 978-1856499637
This book frames the issue of sexual harassment and abuse in sports within the context of existing research on sexual violence and within the ethic of care, a direction the authors believe sport organizations should adopt. This book investigates sexual violence in sport and examines its underlying values. This is carried out in the context of contemporary experiences of a number of athletes. Issues covered include the emphasis on competition, compulsory heterosexuality, and patriotism.

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About the Author

Sandra Kirby is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg.

Lorraine Greaves is Director at the BC Center of Excellence for Women's Health, Vancouver, Canada.

Olena Hankinsky is Acting Director at the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books (March 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856499634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856499637
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6.1 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,668,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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