Olympic Women and the Media: International Perspectives by P. MarkulaOlympic Women and the Media: International Perspectives by P. Markula

Olympic Women and the Media: International Perspectives

byP. Markula

Hardcover | June 10, 2009

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This book examines how women athletes were represented in international media coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualization, nationalism, success, failure and the [in]visibility of women athletes in newspaper reporting in Asia, Europe and the USA.
NATALIE BARKER-RUCHTI is Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland TONI BRUCE is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand AGNES ELLING is Senior Researcher at the W.J.H. Mulier Institute, centre for research on sports in...
Title:Olympic Women and the Media: International PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:June 10, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230222846

ISBN - 13:9780230222847


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; P.Markula Reading Media Texts in Women's Sport: Critical Discourse Analysis and Foucauldian Discourse Analysis; J.Liao & P.Markula Opening up the Gendered Gaze: Sport Media Representations of Women, National Identity and Racialized Gaze in Canada; M.MacNeill From 'Iron Girl' to 'Sexy Goddess': An Analysis of the Chinese Media; P.Wu 'Acceptable Bodies': Deconstructing the Finnish Media Coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games; P.Markula Double Trouble: Kelly Holmes, Intersectionality and Unstable Narratives of Olympic Heroism in the British Media; L.Hills & E.Kennedy Different Shades of Orange?: Media Representations of Dutch Women Medallists; A.Elling & R.Luijt Winning Space in Sport: The Olympics in the New Zealand Sports Media; T.Bruce Heroes, Sisters and Beauties: Korean Printed Media Representation of Sport Women in the 2004 Olympics; E.Koh An Analysis of AmayaValdemoro's Portrayal in a Spanish Newspaper During Athens 2004; M.Martin The Media as an Authorizing Practice of Femininity: Swiss Newspaper Coverage of Karin Thürig's Bronze Medal Performance in Road Cycling; N.Barker-Ruchti Reproducing Olympic Authenticity: Representations of 2004 'Olympic Portraits of U.S. Athletes to Watch'; N.Spencer