Charlene Weaving ph.d.
Associate Professor OF HUMAN KINETICS

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Grants
3 Year Doping Grant
FUNDED BY WADA
"A Socio-cultural Analysis of Gender and Doping"

Book(s)
Edited Anthology:
Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving (eds) (2010) Philosophical Perspectives on Sport in Gender and Physical Activity. Routledge

Refereed Chapters in Books
Weaving, Charlene (to be published in 2012). “Buns of Gold, Silver, and Bronze: A critical analysis of the state of Olympic women’s beach volleyball” in  Olympics and Philosophy. Mike Austin and Heather Reid (editors). University Press of Kentucky.

Weaving, Charlene (2010). “Unraveling the ideological concept of the female athlete: a connection between sex and sport “ in Philosophical Perspectives on Gender and Sport. Davis and Weaving (editors). Routledge, pp. 83-94.

Weaving, Charlene (2009). “The Ethical Dilemmas of Hyper-Sexualized Physical Activity for Children: The Case of Contemporary Dance”, in Children, Sport, Physical Activity, and Philosophy. (ed) Cesar Torres. Translated into Spanish, “Los dilemas éticos de la actividad física infantil hipersexualizada: el caso del baile contemporáneo” in  Ninex, deporte y a actividad fiscal: perspectivas filosoficas. pp. 101-118.  

Refereed Journal Articles

Weaving, Charlene (2008). “Six pack abs and succulent lips: an examination of male athletes posing nude.” In Borec: The Fighter. Translated to Slovene. “Čutne ustnice in gora mišic: Analiza poziranja golih športnikov” no. 652-656 Vol. 60, pp. 310-321. Journals UDK: 949.712+82(05), and ISSN 0006-7725.

Weaving, Charlene (2001) “The sexualization of women athletes in contact sports and new emerging sports versus the image of an ‘ideal women.’” The International Olympic Academy (IOA), Olympia Greece, 9th Post Graduate Seminar. Special Sessions and Seminar Reports., pp. 107-115. Available online at www.ioa.org.gr

Chapters in refereed conference proceedings book(s):
Weaving, Charlene (2010) “Vontourages and Iceholes: A critical examination of sexism arising from the Vancouver 2010 Games” in Rethinking Matters Olympic: investigations into the Socio-Cultural Study of the Modern Olympic Movement. 10th International Symposium for Olympic Research. Edited by Robert K. Barney, Janice Forsythe and Michael K. Heine. The International Centre for Olympic Studies, pp. 224-232. ISBN 0-7714-2518-X.

Weaving, Charlene (2006). “’Up the slope without a pole:’ An Examination of the Relationship between Fair Play and Gender Norms at the 2006 Winter Olympics.” in Cultural Imperialism in Action Critiques in the Global Olympic Trust. 8th International Symposium for Olympic Research. Edited by Nigel B. Crowther, Robert K. Barney and Michael K. Heine. The International Centre for Olympic Studies, pp. 347-354. ISBN 0-7714-2518-X, ISSN 1201-124X. 

Weaving, Charlene (2004). “Straddling Pommel Horses and Futures”: An examination of IOC governing bodies exhibiting control over athletes” in Cultural Relations Old and New, The Transitory Olympic Ethos.” 7th International Symposium for Olympic Research. Edited by Kevin B. Wamsley, Scott G. Martin, and Robert K. Barney. The International Centre for Olympic Studies, pp.159-167. ISBN 0-7714-2518-X, ISSN 1201-124X

Weaving, Charlene (2002).”Like Beauty, Exploitation is in the Eye of the Beholder: An Examination of Women Olympic Athletes Posing Nude” in The Global Nexus Engaged: Past, Present, Future Interdisciplinary Olympic Studies. Sixth International Symposium for Olympic Research. Edited by Kevin Wamsley, Robert Barney and Scott Martyn. International Centre for Olympic Studies. The University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario Canada., p. 209. ISBN 0-7714-2400-0, ISSN 1201-124X.

Refereed Conference Proceeding(s) Published:
Weaving, Charlene (2007). “Sexualizing Children or just moving to the beats?: An
examination of children and contemporary dance. Children Sport and Physical Activity:
Philosophical Dimensions Conference. University of Western Ontario, London ON
May 29-June 2nd, 2007. published via CD ISBN # 978-07714-2657-5

Weaving, Charlene (2004). “Bobsleds, Boners, and Beauties: An examination of pre-Olympic coverage” 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES).The University of Western Ontario London, Ontario. Published via CD.

Weaving, Charlene (2003).“Pucks, Drugs Rock and Roll: An examination of the
subculture of  hockey and doping.”  Skating into the Future: Hockey in the New
Millennium. University of New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB. Section 1.3.8 pg. 74-77

Refereed Encyclopedia Entries
Weaving, Charlene (2011). “Beach Volleyball” (560 words); “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition”(560 words); “Extreme Sports” (820 words). The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. Edited by Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster. Published by SAGE Reference. (in press)

Weaving, Charlene (2010). “Beach Volleyball, USA and Canada” (500 words). “Hockey Night in Canada” (500 words) in Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO Publishers. Santa Barbara.

Weaving, Charlene (2009). “Homophobia” in Battleground Sports Encyclopedia. Michael Atkinson (editor). Green Wood Press: Westport, Connecticut, pp. 208-215.

Weaving, Charlene (2009). “Women Sportscasters” in Battleground Sports Encyclopedia. Michael Atkinson (editor). Green Wood Press: Westport, Connecticut, pp. 498-502.

Weaving, Charlene (2009) “Winter Sports and Recreation” and “Cyr, Louis” (4000 words) for CFC: Encyclopedia of North American Sport. Edited by Steven A. Riess, Melvin L. Adelman, and Patricia Vertinsky.  M.E. Sharpe Publishing

Book Review in Refereed Journal(s):
Sigmund Loland (2002). Fair Play in Sport: A Moral Norm System. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. For the European Sport Management Quarterly. 02/2003. ISSN: 1618-4742.

Journal Article Reviews in Refereed Journal(s):
Michael Burke, “Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts: A Foucauldian Response to Holowchak,” The Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, XXXI, Issue 2, 2004, 226-244. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika, The International Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume XIII 2004, p. 113-114.

Sigmund Loland, “Normative Theories of Sport: A Critical Review,” The Journal of Philosophy of Sport XXXI, 2004, Issue 2, 111-121. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika, The International Journal of Olympic Studies, Volume XIII 2004, p. 117-118.

John Vincent, et al, “A Comparison of Selected ‘Serious’ and ‘Popular” British, Canadian, and United States Newspaper Coverage of Female and Male Athletes Competing in the Centennial Olympic Games: Did Female Athletes Receive Equitable Coverage in the ‘Games of the Women,’ International Review for the Sociology of Sport,
37/3 (3-4), 2002, pp. 319-335. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume XII. 2003, p.89.

Nicholas Dixon, “Canadian Figure Skaters, French Judges, and Realism in Sport,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, VOL XXX, Issue 2, pp. 103-116. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume XII,  2003, pp.72-73.

Annemarie Jutel. “Olympic Road Cycling and National Identity: Where is Germany?” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Volume 26, No. 2 May 2002, pp. 195-208. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume XI 2002, pp.183-184.

Andy Miah “Genetic Technologies and Sport: The New Ethical Issue.” Journal of Philosophy of Sport, 2001, XXVIII, 32-52. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume XI 2002., pp. 188-89.

Andaluna Borcilia, “Nationalizing The Olympics Around and Away from ‘Vulnerable Bodies of Women:’ The NBC coverage of the 1996 Olympics and Some Moments After,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues. May 2000, pp. 118-147. Reviewed by Charlene WeavingOlympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume X-2001, p.119.

M. Andrew Holowchak, “’Aretism’ and Pharmacological Aids in Sport: Taking a Shot at the Use of Steroids.” Journal of Philosophy of Sport, XXVII, 2000, pp.35-50. Reviewed by Charlene Weaving. Olympika. The International Journal of Olympic Studies. Volume X-2001 pp. 125-126.

FUNDED REFEREED RESEARCH GRANTS

Winter 2008-2011: Weaving, Charlene (Principle Investigator) “A Sociocultural Analysis of Doping and Gender.” Funded Grant Proposal to World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). Social Science Research Grant 2008. Collaborators: Sarah Teetzel (University of Winnipeg) and Dr. Gertrud Pfister (Denmark). 34410 USD/3Year project.

2007-: Weaving, Charlene (International Partner). “Doping in Sport—an Issue of Gender and Society”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Gertrud Pfister (Denmark). Funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation. 5.411 Million Danish Crowns. (~1 Million USD).

Winter 2007: St. Francis Xavier University Service Learning Faculty Development and Research Support Grant. “Making the Historical Process Local and Relative” ($3,000)

Summer/Fall 2003: Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES): Primary Investigator for taxonomy review research project: observing Canadian trends in philosophy, sociology and psychology of sport regarding violence, doping, harassment, and fair play. ($2,000).

Summer 2002:  World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) Contract Number: SC2002-07-01 Research on the Tour de France, created Annotated Bibliography ($2,500).

 

JURIED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (40)

22 Canada
11 USA
7   International

Note: All conference presentations were subjected to blind abstract refereed screening.

“Explorations of a doping culture in Canadian university athletics” Presented with Dr. Sarah Teetzel at the University of Copenhagen Doping Conference 2010. Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10th-12th, 2010.

“Vontourages and Iceholes: A critical examination of systemic sexism arising from the Vancouver 2010 Games”. Presented at the 10th International Symposium for Olympic Research.  Rethinking Matters Olympic: Investigations into the Socio-Cultural Study
of the Modern Olympic Movement The University of Western Ontario, London ON, October 27-29 2010.
“What we ought to learn from ESPN’s 2009 Body Issue.” Presented at the 38th International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) Annual Conference. Rome Italy, September 12-15th, 2010 *moderator at conference

Running in Heels: An Analysis of the negative impact of science and technology in women’s sport”. Presented at the International Association of Women Philosophers, Feminism, Science and Values (IAPH). The University of Western Ontario, London ON, June 25-28, 2010.

Checking in: An analysis of the (lack of) body checking in women’s hockeyCo-presented with Samuel Roberts at the Hockey on the Border: An International Scholarly Conference, Buffalo USA, June 3-5, 2010 *moderator at conference

“Are you man enough for the Mystery Mansion?: An analysis of the connections between
leisure experiences, sex and beer company promotions” Presented at the 37th International Association for the Philosophy of Sport Conference. Seattle University, Seattle Washington. August 27-30, 2009. *moderator at conference

“Technology boom or breast?: an analysis of the sexualization” connection.” Presented at Sport and Technology: Philosophical Dimensions Conference. Langara College, Vancouver, BC. May 28- 31st, 2009,

Smoking Mirrors: an analysis of women’s nude reflections and inequities in the
Olympics” Presented at Olympic Reform: A Ten Year Review Conference. University of
Toronto, Toronto, ON. May 18-20th, 2009

Grizzlies and Girlies”: An examination of the gender effect in outdoor leisure.”
Presented at Recreation Nova Scotia Research Symposium. Westin Hotel, Halifax NS
November 6, 2008

“What’s wrong with sexualized physical activity for children” Presented at
Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association (ARPA) Annual Meeting. St. Francis Xavier
University, October 24-25, 2008
*Moderator at conference

“Ladies First: controlling Canadian Olympic women athletes through chaperoning”, co-
author with Sarah Teetzel. Presented at North American Society for the Study of Sport
History (NASSH), Lake Placid, NY, May 23-26th, 2008

Buns of Gold, Silver and Bronze: analysis of the state of beach volleyball” Presented at
To Remember is to Resist: 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON, May 19-22 2008.
 
Flames in Six: Show us your tits: An examination of hockey celebrations” Presented at British Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference, University of Aarhus, Denmark. April 24-26, 2008. *Moderator at conference
Athletic Goddesses and Playboy Centerfolds: An examination of the sexualization of
women athletes.” Presented at Atlantic Regional Philosophical Association (ARPA)
Annual Meeting. St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, October 24-26, 2007
* Moderator at conference

Six pack abs and succulent lips: An examination of male athletes posing nude.”
Presented at 35th Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of
Sport. Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. September 19-22nd  
 2007 *Moderator at conference

Sexualizing Children or just moving to the beats?: An examination of children and
contemporary dance.” Presented at Children Sport and Physical Activity: Philosophical
Dimensions Conference, University of Western Ontario, London ON. May 29-June 2nd,
2007 * Moderator at conference

Who cares, they are only ‘little women’: An analysis of women and doping 1962-1999.” 
Co-authored with Sarah Teetzel. Presented at North American Society for Sport History
(NASSH), Lubbock, Texas. May 22-27 2007

“An analysis of some sexualization barriers in physical activity” Presented at the
Recreation Nova Scotia and the Alliance for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, 9th Annual Conference. Inverary Inn Baddeck, NS, October 26-28, 2006

Up the slope without a pole: An examination of the relationship between fair play and gender norms at the 2006 Winter Olympics.” Presented at the 8th International Symposium for Olympic Research. UWO, London, ON. October 19-21, 2006.

Strippersize me! An analysis of the fitness craze of aerobic striptease”. Presented at the The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS), 34th Annual Meeting. Niagara Falls, ON. September 14-17th  2006 * Moderator at conference

“Ursus Arctors Horribilis: An examination of the consequences of outdoor wilderness
sport and assumed risk.” Presented at the North American Society for Sport History
(NASSH), Colorado, USA. May 19-22, 2006, * Moderator at conference

“To Sexualize or Not to Sexualize: An examination of both sides” (co-presented with
Peggy Gallant).  Presented at the Women in Sport Symposium, University of New
Brunswick. March 7-9, 2006.

“She Strips…She Scores: An examination of women athletes posing nude.”
Presented at the International Association for Philosophy of Sport (IAPS), 33rd Annual
Meeting. University of Palacky, Olumouc Czech Republic. September 13-15, 2005

*The following conference presentations were presented prior to my position at St. FX:
“Chicks with Sticks: A critical examination of women’s hockey media coverage.” (co-presenter Carly Adams). Presented at the Canada's Game? Critical Perspectives on Ice Hockey and Identity. An Interdisciplinary Conference. Bridgewater State College, USA. April 15-16, 2005.

“A Critical Analysis of Women Athletes Posing Nude” Presented at the Women and Sport: Before, During, and After Title IX Conference. Bowling Green State University, Ohio February 2-6, 2005
                       
Faster, Stronger, Manlier? An Examination of women athletes and Doping” (co-
presented with Sarah Teetzel). Presented at Western’s Caucus on Women’s Issues and the
Centre for Women’s Studies and Feminists Research. January 20, 2005.

“Straddling Pommel Horses and Futures: An examination of IOC governing bodies
exhibiting control over athletes” Presented at the International Centre for Olympic
Studies, 7th Olympic Congress Symposium, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
October 17-21, 2004 * Moderator at conference

“I’m too sexy for this sport…it hurts: An examination on the connection between sex
and sport.” Presented at the 32nd International Association for the Philosophy of Sport
Annual Meeting (IAPS). Fort Worth Dallas Texas, USA. September 16-19, 2004.

Bobsleds, Boners and Beauties: An Examination of the Sexualization of Women in Pre-Olympic Coverage.” Presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES).The University of Western Ontario London, ON            , July 2-5, 2004

Pucks, Lies and Videotapes?: An examination of gender construction in elite hockey.”
Presented at the Women’s Hockey: On and Off the Ice. Saint Mary’s University. Centre
for the Study of Sport and Community Health. Halifax, NS. March 26-29, 2004.

The Sports Bra and the Jock Strap…On the Same Team? An examination of mixed
hockey teams.” Presented at the Skating into the Future: Hockey in the New Millennium
II. Faculty of Kinesiology & University of New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB. March 22-
24, 2004.

Stuffed and Mounted: sport hunting and its deeper meanings.” Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference. Montreal, QC. October 30-November 2, 2003

“Research on Women and Sport: From Amazons to Aphrodite”. Presented at the
Western’s Caucus on Women’s Issues and the Centre for Women’s Studies and Feminists
Research. The University of Western Ontario, London ON, October 23, 2003

“The Hooker: An examination of the analogy between prostitution and sport.”
Presented at the 31st meeting of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport.
University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Spa, ENGLAND, 18th-21st September, 2003.

“Pucks, Drugs, Rock and Roll: An examination of the subculture of hockey and doping.”
Presented at the Skating into the Future: Hockey in the New Millennium. University of 
New Brunswick. Fredericton, NB. March 15-17, 2003

“Deep and Tight: An examination of gender construction in Canadian tree planting.”
Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference,
Indianapolis, USA, November 6-10, 2002

 “The sexualization of women athletes in contact sports and new emerging sports versus the image of an ‘ideal women’” Presented at the 30stInternational Association for Philosophy of Sport Annual Conference, Penn State University, USA, October 23-27th, 2002

“Exploitation like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder: An examination of women
Olympic athletes posing nude.” Presented at the International Centre for Olympic
Studies, Olympic Congress Symposium, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
October 17-19th, 2002

“The Myth of ‘Mountain Men’ and ‘Mountain Mommas:’ An examination of Canadian mountaineering and gender construction” Presented at the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Conference. French Lick, Indiana, USA May 24-27, 2002

“The sexualization of women athletes in contact sports and new emerging sports versus the image of an ‘ideal women’”. Presented at the 9th Post Graduate Seminar at The International Olympic Academy, Olympia, Greece. May-June, 2001

 

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