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dc.contributor.authorKerr, Roslyn
dc.contributor.authorObel, C
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:52:38Z
dc.date.available2017-11-29
dc.date.issued2017-11-29
dc.date.submitted2017-11-14
dc.identifier.issn1940-6940
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/8911
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, cases such as Caster Semenya's have drawn attention to the problematic nature of sex segregation policies in elite sporting competition. Several authors have emphasised that sex segregation policies are based on questionable evidence and do not facilitate fair competitions. This article uses the concept of the assemblage, as derived from Bruno Latour's work in Actor-Network Theory, to highlight how, through considering the body as made up of multiple traits, it is possible to arrive at a classification system that is fairer than the current two-sex binary, and more logically based on the different physical traits required in various sports. Using the example of the change from a medical classification system to a functional system in disability sport, we outline and discuss a model for able bodied sport as an alternative to the current sex segregation, which involves classifying bodies based on functional ability across multiple traits.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.relationThe original publication is available from Taylor and Francis - https://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2017.1406976
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2017.1406976
dc.rights© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
dc.subjectclassification
dc.subjectactor network theory
dc.subjectfair play
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectdisability sport
dc.titleReassembling sex: reconsidering sex segregation policies in sport
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Society
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19406940.2017.1406976
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Sport Policy and Politics
pubs.issue2
pubs.notesPublished online under 'Latest Articles'. Not assigned to a journal as at January 2018
pubs.organisational-group|LU
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Faculty of Environment, Society and Design|DTSS
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office|QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublished online
pubs.volume10
dc.identifier.eissn1940-6959
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-1427-8305


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