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Sexuality can be understood in many different ways. It can be considered in relation to sexual activity and sexual identity, and debated in relation to social construction theory, to social control, or to political, economic and social practices. The study of sexuality and sport developed recently, and, interestingly, tends to highlight the experiences of heterosexual women, lesbians and gay men. For example, sports feminists have revealed the ways heterosexual women's sexuality is represented in sport practices and texts, such as the media, and lesbian and gay experiences in sport have been used to expose discriminatory practices evident in hegemonic sports such as football (both the British and USA versions). In addition to these existing accounts, transsexuality and transgender are emerging as an important focus of ...

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