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25 recommendations from Gender Equality Review Project

Date
20 March 2018
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Special Issue of Sport in Society

Date
5 February 2018
Abstract

Despite the increasing popularity of women's sports, it has generally been found that female athletes receive less media coverage and are portrayed negatively with myriad gender-specific descriptors. Such biased representations warrant attention as they construct and reinforce traditional gender...

Author(s)
Yip, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 2018, 53, 5, pp 517-532
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to understand, through the lens of social identity theory (SIT), perceptions of sportscasters commentating on female athletes playing what media and sports scholars have characterized as stereotypically feminine sports. Using an experimental approach with university...

Author(s)
Pratt, A. N.; Tadlock, M. E.; Watts, L. L.; Wilson, T. C.; Denham, B. E.
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, USA
Citation
Journal of Sports Media, 2018, 13, 1, pp 75-97
Abstract

This study investigates issues of gender, race and identity, as enacted through social media, focusing on the abuse experienced by tennis player Serena Williams during the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. A netnographic analysis of discriminatory or abusive comments relating to Williams were collected ...

Author(s)
Litchfield, C.; Kavanagh, E.; Osborne, J.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
European Journal for Sport and Society, 2018, 15, 2, pp 154-170
Abstract

Analyses of the determinants for participation in specific sports have been neglected and the use of demographic profiling in equestrian sports is limited. The aim of this research was to compare demographic profiles of British Olympic equestrian athletes, across and within disciplines, and suggest ...

Author(s)
Dumbell, L. C.; Rowe, L.; Douglas, J. L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 9, pp 1337-1350
Abstract

Mass media play a major role in influencing societal views of female athletes and in shaping the relationship between women and sport. While female athletes historically tend to receive little media coverage, the Olympic Games provide an opportunity to feature sports for both male and female ...

Author(s)
Villalon, C.; Weiller-Abels, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 8, pp 1137-1157
Abstract

Prior to the 2016 Olympic Games, Australia's Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller predicted that the Australian team could win as many as 16 Olympic gold medals. Australia's Olympic team won a total of eight gold medals and the sports media reacted by suggesting the team had 'failed'. At the 2016 Olympic...

Author(s)
Litchfield, C.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2018, 37, 4, pp 411-423
Abstract

This article explores the relationship between consumer culture, female athletic representation and online fan engagement on the photograph-based social media platform Instagram. It argues that social media interaction between female athletes and fans is governed by gender norms and arrangements...

Author(s)
Toffoletti, K.; Thorpe, H.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Consumer Culture, 2018, 18, 2, pp 298-316
Abstract

Comprised of three former collegiate female soccer players, SoccerGrlProbs initially built a large Twitter following before they began producing popular YouTube videos in 2012. Subsequently, SoccerGrlProbs has grown into a lifestyle brand, producing over 70 videos, and creating a complete line of...

Author(s)
Kassing, J. W.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 7, pp 1096-1111

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