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This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

Trans Athletes and the Posthuman: A Critical Analysis of Trans Policies in Sports1
Trans athletes and the posthuman: a critical analysis of trans policies in sports
Ana Lúcia Santos
Introduction

Sport and physical activity are important domains in people's lives. To be able to practise sport is considered a human right (IOC, 2017: 11), a healthy and ludic activity (Isidori and Benetton, 2015), and has been associated with an increased level of self-esteem (Collins et al., 2018). Regarding transgender people, many abandon competitive sport because of prejudice even though it can be particularly beneficial for trans youth to engage in a sports group and especially when they are accepted as part of a team. This acceptance can validate their gender identity ...

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