A consolidated list of literature I have been engaging with for my PhD thesis. Those interested in researching the sporting lives of Muslim sportswomen, here ya go!
Ratna, A. (2018). Not Just Merely Different: Travelling Theories, Post-Feminism and the Racialized Politics of Women of Color. Sociology of Sport Journal, 1-32.
Sehlikoglu, S. (2018). Revisited: Muslim Women’s agency and feminist anthropology of the Middle East. Contemporary Islam, 12(1), 73-92.
Stevenson, P. (2018). Empowerment Discourses in Transnational Sporting Contexts: The Case of Sarah Attar, The First Female Saudi Olympian. Sociology of Sport Journal, 1-31.
Stride, A., Flintoff, A., & Scraton, S. (2018). ‘Homing in’on South Asian, Muslim girls’ and their stories of physical activity. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education.
Harkness, G., Quiroz, E., & Gomez, K. (2018). Sports and Qatar’s empowered woman narrative. Sociology Compass, e12631.
Stride, A., & Flintoff, A. (2017). ‘I don’t want my parents’ respect going down the drain’: South Asian, Muslim young women negotiating family and physical activity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 8(1), 3-17.
Toffoletti, K., & Palmer, C. (2017). New approaches for studies of Muslim women and sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 52(2), 146-163.
Harkness, G., & Hongsermeier, N. (2015). Female Sports as Non‐Movement Resistance in the Middle East and North Africa. Sociology Compass, 9(12), 1082-1093.
Prouse, C. (2015). Harnessing the hijab: the emergence of the Muslim Female Footballer through international sport governance. Gender, Place & Culture, 22(1), 20-36.
Samie, S. F., & Sehlikoglu, S. (2015). Strange, incompetent and out-of-place: Media, Muslim sportswomen and London 2012. Feminist Media Studies, 15(3), 363-381.
Azizi, P., & Hassan, K. H. (2014). Iranian women, sport and the Hijab issue. Social Sciences (Pakistan), 9(6), 492-498.
Knez, K., Benn, T., & Alkhaldi, S. (2014). World Cup Football as a Catalyst for Change: Exploring the Lives of Women in Qatar’s First National Football Team–A Case Study. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 31(14), 1755-1773.
Samie, S. F. (2014). Heterosexy self/body work and basketball. Sport and South Asian diasporas: Playing through time and space. London and New York: Routledge.
Sehlikoglu, S. (2014). Imagining the self as sporting body. Cultural Anthropology Fieldsights-Field Notes.
Walseth, K., & Strandbu, Å. (2014). Young Norwegian-Pakistani women and sport: How does culture and religiosity matter?. European physical education review, 20(4), 489-507.
Benn, T., & Dagkas, S. (2013). The Olympic Movement and Islamic culture: conflict or compromise for Muslim women?. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 5(2), 281-294.
Kloek, M. E., Peters, K., & Sijtsma, M. (2013). How Muslim women in the Netherlands negotiate discrimination during leisure activities. Leisure Sciences, 35(5), 405-421.
Maxwell, H., Foley, C., Taylor, T., & Burton, C. (2013). Social inclusion in community sport: A case study of Muslim women in Australia. Journal of Sport Management, 27(6), 467-481.
Samie, S. F. (2013). Hetero-sexy self/body work and basketball: The invisible sporting women of British Pakistani Muslim heritage. South Asian popular culture, 11(3), 257-270.
Amara, M. (2012). Veiled women athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics: Media accounts. The International journal of the History of Sport, 29(4), 638-651.
Hamzeh, M., & Oliver, K. L. (2012). “Because I Am Muslim, I Cannot Wear a Swimsuit” Muslim Girls Negotiate Participation Opportunities for Physical Activity. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 83(2), 330-339.
Harkness, G. (2012). Out of bounds: Cultural barriers to female sports participation in Qatar. The international journal of the history of sport, 29(15), 2162-2183.
Knez, K., Macdonald, D., & Abbott, R. (2012). Challenging stereotypes: Muslim girls talk about physical activity, physical education and sport. Asia-Pacific journal of health, sport and physical education, 3(2), 109-122.
Khan, M. Y., Jamil, A., Khan, U. A., Kareem, U., & Imran, G. (2012). Female Students Opinion about Women’s Participation in Sports. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 2(9), 275.
Pollard, T. M., & Guell, C. (2012). Assessing physical activity in Muslim women of south Asian origin. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9(7), 970-976.
Ahmad, A. (2011). British football: Where are the Muslim female footballers? Exploring the connections between gender, ethnicity and Islam. Soccer & Society, 12(3), 443-456
Ayub, A. (2011). A Closer Look at FIFA’s Hijab Ban: What it Means for Muslim Players and Lessons Learned. SAIS Review of International Affairs, 31(1), 43-50.
Breuer, C., Hallmann, K., & Wicker, P. (2011). Determinants of sport participation in different sports. Managing Leisure, 16(4), 269-286.
Dagkas, S., Benn, T., & Jawad, H. (2011). Multiple voices: improving participation of Muslim girls in physical education and school sport. Sport, Education and Society, 16(2), 223-239.
Harkness, G., & Islam, S. (2011). Muslim female athletes and the hijab. Contexts, 10(4), 64-65.
Limoochi, S., & Le Clair, J. M. (2011). Reflections on the participation of Muslim women in disability sport: hijab, Burkini, modesty and changing strategies. Sport in Society, 14(9), 1300-1309.
Ratna, A. (2011). ‘Who wants to make aloo gobi when you can bend it like Beckham?’British Asian females and their racialised experiences of gender and identity in women’s football. Soccer & Society, 12(3), 382-401.
Qureshi, Y. I., & Ghouri, S. A. (2011). Muslim female athletes in sports and dress code: major obstacle in international competitions. Journal of Experimental Sciences.
Amara, M., & Henry, I. P. (2010). Sport, Muslim identities and cultures in the UK, an emerging policy issue: Case studies of Leicester and Birmingham. European Sport Management Quarterly, 10(4), 419-443.
Jiwani, N., & Rail, G. (2010). Islam, hijab and young Shia Muslim Canadian women’s discursive constructions of physical activity. Sociology of sport journal, 27(3), 251-267.
Pfister, G. (2010). Outsiders: Muslim women and olympic games–barriers and opportunities. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 27(16-18), 2925-2957.
Pfister, G. (2010). Women and sport in Islamic countries. In Forum for Idræt (Vol. 1, No. 1).
Ratna, A. (2010). ‘Taking the power back!’ The politics of British–Asian female football players. Young, 18(2), 117-132.
Sofian, M., Omar-Fauzee, U. P. M., & Abd-Latif, R. (2010). The perspective of Arabic Muslim women toward sport participation. J Asia Pacific Stud, 1, 364-77.
Berger, G., & Peerson, A. (2009). Giving young Emirati women a voice: participatory action research on physical activity. Health & place, 15(1), 117-124.
Fitzpatrick, S. (2009). Covering Muslim women at the beach: media representations of the Burkini.
Mitra, P. (2009). Challenging stereotypes: The case of Muslim female boxers in Bengal. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 26(12), 1840-1851.
Koca, C., Henderson, K. A., Asci, F. H., & Bulgu, N. (2009). Constraints to leisure-time physical activity and negotiation strategies in Turkish women. Journal of Leisure Research, 41(2), 225-251.
Palmer, C. (2009). Soccer and the politics of identity for young Muslim refugee women in South Australia. Soccer & Society, 10(1), 27-38.
Pfister, G. (2008). Equality and social missions: Muslim women and their opportunities to participate in sport and physical activities. Hacettepe J Sport Sci, 19, 250-260.
Walseth, K. (2008). Bridging and bonding social capital in sport—experiences of young women with an immigrant background. Sport, education and society, 13(1), 1-17.
Arab-Moghaddam, N., Henderson, K. A., & Sheikholeslami, R. (2007). Women’s leisure and constraints to participation: Iranian perspectives. Journal of leisure research, 39(1), 109-126.
Benn, T., & Dagkas, S. (2006). Incompatible? Compulsory mixed-sex Physical Education Initial Teacher Training (PEITT) and the inclusion of Muslim women: a case-study on seeking solutions. European Physical Education Review, 12(2), 181-200.
Dagkas, S., & Benn, T. (2006). Young Muslim women’s experiences of Islam and physical education in Greece and Britain: a comparative study. Sport, Education and Society, 11(1), 21-38.
Kay, T. (2006). Daughters of Islam: family influences on Muslim young women’s participation in sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 41(3-4), 357-373.
Pfister, G. (2006). Islam and women’s sports. Sangsaeng: Living Together, Helping Each Other, (16), 12-15.
Walseth, K. (2006). Sport and belonging. International review for the sociology of sport, 41(3-4), 447-464.
Walseth, K. (2006). Young Muslim women and sport: The impact of identity work. Leisure studies, 25(1), 75-94.
Elling, A., & Knoppers, A. (2005). Sport, gender and ethnicity: Practises of symbolic inclusion/exclusion. Journal of youth and adolescence, 34(3), 257-268.
Strandbu, Å. (2005). Identity, embodied culture and physical exercise: Stories from Muslim girls in Oslo with immigrant backgrounds. Young, 13(1), 27-45.
Walseth, K., & Fasting, K. (2004). Sport as a means of integrating minority women. Sport in Society, 7(1), 109-129.
Guerin, P. B., Diiriye, R. O., Corrigan, C., & Guerin, B. (2003). Physical activity programs for refugee Somali women: working out in a new country. Women & Health, 38(1), 83-99.
Walseth, K., & Fasting, K. (2003). Islam’s view on physical activity and sport: Egyptian women interpreting Islam. International review for the sociology of sport, 38(1), 45-60.
Nakamura, Y. (2002). Beyond the hijab: Female Muslims and physical activity. Women in sport and physical activity Journal, 11(2), 21-48.
Flintoff, A., & Scraton, S. (2001). Stepping into active leisure? Young women’s perceptions of active lifestyles and their experiences of school physical education. Sport, education and society, 6(1), 5-21.
Taylor, T., & Toohey, K. (2001). Behind the veil: exploring the recreation needs of Muslim women. Leisure/Loisir, 26(1-2), 85-105.
Benn, T. (1996). Muslim women and physical education in initial teacher training. Sport, Education and Society, 1(1), 5-21.
Sfeir, L. (1985). The status of Muslim women in sport: conflict between cultural tradition and modernization. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 20(4), 283-306.
Ratna, A., & Samie, S. F. (Eds.). (2017). Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic’other’Girls and Women. Routledge.
Hoodfar, H. (2015). Women’s sport as politics in Muslim contexts. London: Women Living Under Muslim Laws.
Tansin. Benn, Pfister, G., & Jawad, H. A. (2011). Muslim women and sport. Routledge.
Benn, T., & Pfister, G. (2018). Faith, Religion and Feminist Thought in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education. In The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education (pp. 609-625). Palgrave Macmillan, London.
Ratna, A., Samie, S. F., Jamieson, K., & Thangaraj, S. (2018). Learning lessons from the feminisms of ethnic “Others”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education (pp. 627-648). Palgrave Macmillan, London.
Samie, S. F., & Toffoletti, K. (2018). Postfeminist Paradoxes and Cultural Difference: Unpacking Media Representations of American Muslim Sportswomen Ibtihaj and Dalilah Muhammad. In New Sporting Femininities (pp. 87-109). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Samie, S. F. (2017). De/colonising ‘sporting Muslim women’: Post-colonial feminist reflections on the dominant portrayal of sporting Muslim women in academic research, public forums and mediated representations. In Race, Gender and Sport (pp. 35-62). Routledge
Bahfen, N., Helal, A., & K-Hassan, A. (2017). ‘Community and camaraderie’: an exploration of Australian Muslim women’s involvement in organized sport. In Sport and Discrimination (pp. 102-118). Routledge.
Sehlikoglu, S. (2017). Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Entry Sports: Turkey.
Kipnis, H., & Caudwell, J. (2015). The boxers of Kabul: Women, boxing and Islam. In Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports (pp. 41-56). Palgrave Macmillan, London.
McCue, H., & Krayem, G. (2015). Shari’a and Muslim Women’s Agency in a Multicultural Context: Recent Changes in Sports Culture. In The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the World (pp. 103-118). Springer, Cham.
Samie, S. F. (2015). Being and becoming tomboys: Muslim women, gender identities and sport. In Sport in Islam and in Muslim communities (pp. 66-81). Routledge.
Hargreaves, J. (2013). The Muslim female heroic: Shorts or veils?. In Heroines of sport (pp. 60-91). Routledge.
Hassan, D., Sulayem, M. B., & O’Connor, S. (2013). Sport and women in the Middle East Awista Ayub. In Sport Management in the Middle East (pp. 171-188). Routledge.
Hargreaves, J., & Vertinsky, P. (2006). Sport, exercise, and the female Muslim body: Negotiating Islam, politics, and male power. In Physical culture, power, and the body (pp. 88-114). Routledge.
Pfister, G. (2003). 14 Women and sport in Iran. Sport and Women, 207.
Scraton, S., & Flintoff, A. (2002). Sport feminism: The contribution of feminist thought to our understandings of gender and sport. Gender and sport: A reader, 30-46.
Wray, S. (2002). Connecting ethnicity, gender and physicality: Muslim Pakistani women, physical activity and health. Gender and sport: A reader, 127-140.
Zaman, H. (1997). Islam, well-being and physical activity: Perceptions of Muslim young women. In Researching women and sport (pp. 50-67). Palgrave Macmillan, London.
Khalaf, S. B. H. (2014). Arabic women’s participation in sport: barriers and motivation among Egyptian and Kuwaiti athletes(Doctoral dissertation, Prifysgol Bangor University).
Maxwell, H. (2012). An exploration of social inclusion in Australian community sport: The case of Muslim women(Doctoral dissertation).
Will post these soon. (There are heaps)