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Aitchison, C.C. ed., 2007. Sport and gender identities: Masculinities, femininities, and sexualities. Routledge.

The book seeks to explain the relationship that sport has with both the gender and sexuality. She presents the games as dynamic social and cultural force. She argues that game in the western world is the “last great bastion of homophobia, racism and nationalism.” She further shows how the sport has imprisoned people considered “others.”

Buzuvis, E., 2012. Sexual orientation and gender identity in sport: Essays from activists, coaches, and scholars.

This is a collection of essays from different scholars explaining the gender identity in the sport as well as sexual orientation. The researchers adequately explain their theories on how the different phenomenon’s work is giving a reason as to how, when and why they happen that way. Further, support their jobs with the relevant materials on the matters concerning sport and sexual orientation.

Cortis, N., Sawrikar, P. and Muir, K., 2007. Participation in sport and recreation by culturally and linguistically diverse women. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales.

The report on the project seeks to inform the stakeholders in the sports sector of the factors to consider in developing the policies and programs. The project advocates for diverse linguistic women to be included in the formally organized sport and other recreational activities.

Kian, E.M., Anderson, E., Vincent, J. and Murray, R., 2013. Sports journalists’ views on gay men in sport, society and within sports media. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, p.1012690213504101.

The research is based on the reaction of interviewed sports journalists in a bid to use their experiences in reporting on matters concerning sports and sexual orientation of a player. It also seeks to capture their attitudes towards such. It is based in the USA, but the journalists reluctantly report the athletes’ sexual orientation.

Sport for Development International Working Group, 2008. Harnessing the Power of Sport for Development and Peace. Right to Play, Toronto.

This is a United Nations report on the gender and sports development in the border perspective to maintain peace among the communities. Using the research-based evidence on the role of sport in sex development; the report outlines the recommendations to the governments. The recommendations are based on the change in policies as well as a creation of programs to address the challenges while tapping on the opportunities available.

Wachs, F.L., 2005. The boundaries of difference: Negotiating gender in recreational sport. Sociological Inquiry, 75(4), p.527.

Wachs explore the boundaries of difference that exist in the recreational sport. She performs a performance observation on the coed slow- pitch softball. In conclusion, the research notes that in the Western culture sports have historically gendered. This study puts perspective the relevant measures that can be taken to remove the barriers to performance in sport among the different genders.

Wellard, I., 2007. Introduction: Young people, gender, physical activity and sport. Rethinking gender and youth sport, pp.1-11.

The book has been written based on the research conducted by the author on the benefits of physical activity as well as sport on the lives of young people. He takes issue particularly with the difference of physical activity among the different genders.