HART research on golfing women

StaceyHART researchers, Stacey Mitchell (former MSc by Research student with HART), Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (Director of HART) and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen) have recently published an article in the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise & Sport, drawing on findings from an ethnographic and autoethnographic research project on women’s golf. Despite high general participation rates in golf in England and a raft of initiatives to encourage more women and younger players into golf, fewer than one in five amateur golfers in England is female and there is a real dearth of young women entering the sport. Two of the key themes that emerged from the research, utilising primarily Foucauldian-feminist theoretical perspectives, were: (1) women’s lived experience of corporeal surveillance in golfing contexts; and (2) discursive othering and objectification of women in golf.  A link to the article can be found here.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, and Director, Health Advancement Research Team (HART) in the School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln.

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