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dc.contributor.authorDevonport, Tracey J.
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Kate
dc.contributor.authorLeflay, Kath
dc.contributor.authorConway, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04T15:19:53Z
dc.date.available2018-09-04T15:19:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-04
dc.identifier.issn1743-0437
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430437.2018.1504773
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621677
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the gendered performances and identity construction of UK female University soccer players and netballers (n = 31). Focus group interviews explored their sporting experiences with reference to body perceptions, and perceptions of their sporting bodies outside sporting contexts. Three themes resulted from data analysis, these being; (1) UK culture, body performances and femininity, (2) sporting culture, body performances and femininity and (3) transiency of body satisfaction across sport and nonsport contexts. Findings suggest that sport may not always provide an opportunity to challenge and resist dominant discourses. In both netball and soccer, a range of surveillance and management practices were used that served to perpetuate the value of a ‘feminine’ and assumed heterosexual body, and legitimize their sport participation through an emphasis on a hyper-femininity. The influence of sport subcultures on gendered performances and identity construction, along with implications for marketing sports participation to women are discussed.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.subjectbody image
dc.subjectbody performance
dc.subjectmasculine
dc.subjectfeminine
dc.subjecttransiency
dc.titleGendered performances and identity construction among UK female soccer players and netballers: a comparative study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalSport in Society
dc.date.accepted2018-07-17
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW04092018TD
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-05-04
dc.source.volume22
dc.source.issue7
dc.source.beginpage1131
dc.source.endpage1147
refterms.dateFCD2018-09-04T15:19:54Z
refterms.versionFCDAM


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