Mother's Taxi: Sport and Women's Labor

Mother's Taxi: Sport and Women's Labor by Shona M. Thompson

Title: Mother's Taxi: Sport and Women's Labor
Author: Shona M. Thompson
ISBN10: 0791440605
ISBN13: 978-0791440605
Publisher: State University of New York Press (January 28, 1999)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1341 kb
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Rating: 3.8/5
Votes: 529
Pages: 334 pages
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Mother's Taxi: Sport and Women's Labor by Shona M. Thompson


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Mother's Taxi is a detailed study of how women facilitate and service the sport played by others, particularly their immediate family members. It illustrates how domestic labor and childcare done by women provides the space for others to participate in sport, contributing directly to individual sporting careers and generally servicing sport as an institution. It offers important considerations for studies of sport, leisure, and gender relations by highlighting an aspect of women's relationships to sport which has been largely ignored.