“You leave your troubles at the gate”: A Case Study of the Exploitation of Older Women's Labor and “Leisure” in Sport

Boyle M. and Mckay J. (1995) “You leave your troubles at the gate”: A Case Study of the Exploitation of Older Women's Labor and “Leisure” in Sport. Gender & Society, 9 5: 556-575. doi:10.1177/089124395009005004


Author Boyle M.
Mckay J.
Title “You leave your troubles at the gate”: A Case Study of the Exploitation of Older Women's Labor and “Leisure” in Sport
Journal name Gender & Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0891-2432
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/089124395009005004
Volume 9
Issue 5
Start page 556
End page 575
Total pages 20
Subject 3318 Gender Studies
1201 Architecture
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Using Connell's theory of gender and power, this article explores the gender regime of lawn bowls, which is played predominantly by older people. The sport is characterized by men's exploitation of women's labor, heterosexual coupledom, and the desexualization of women. A “woman's place” both on and off the playing field is clearly delineated in terms of otherness, especially as an altruistic wife, mother, and grandmother; consequently, men can bowl relatively freely, whereas women's leisure is constrained by their facilitation of men's interests.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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