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

By P. Markula

This publication examines how girls athletes have been represented in international media assurance throughout the 2004 Olympic video games. via feminist theorizing and qualitative textual research, the participants speak about sexualization, nationalism, luck, failure and the [in]visibility of girls athletes in newspaper reporting in Asia, Europe and the us.

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