性別差異政治:女性運動員的媒體再現與認同糾葛

Translated title of the contribution: The Politics of Gender Differences: Media Representation and Identity Entanglement of Female Athletes

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Abstract

This research analyzes media images of female athletes to understand the general social perceptions surrounding them. Researchers have observed how female athletes manage conflict between athletic culture and feminine characteristics by describing identity trajectory formation. This research interviewed 12 senior female athletes and used narrative methodology to analyze 93 newspaper reports about the Australian Open Tennis Championship in 2008.
This study found that the media represents female athletes as sexual objects or in the role of daughters and mothers. These two images evoke identity conflicts experienced by female athletes on the athletic field. They hinder the achievements of female athletes in the area of body training and empower them to challenge negative feminine characteristics. These images do encourage female athletes to express individual experiences and identify professional achievements.
Translated title of the contributionThe Politics of Gender Differences: Media Representation and Identity Entanglement of Female Athletes
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)139 - 170
Number of pages33
Journal中華傳播學刊Chinese Journal of Communication Research
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2010

Keywords

  • female athletes
  • difference in feminist
  • media representation
  • femininity
  • athletic culture

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