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Gender in equestrian sports: An issue of difference and equality
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Sports in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, ISSN 1743-0437, Vol. 15, no 3, 335-348 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on how the practitioners are constructed and positioned within the gender order of the equestrian sports. The purpose of this study is to show how the Swedish Equestrian Federation through their membership journal creates a field in which both equality and difference exist. Based on discourse and media analyses, both texts and images are used in order to analyse representations of femininity and masculinity. Equestrian sports are theorized as a culture of knowledge, influenced by its history. Despite formal equality in competition situations, there is a gender order in which the privilege of interpretation and the representation of knowledge are rooted in a male perspective, and those being taught are women. But there is a sense of ambivalence, and an apparent need to negotiate the femininity of the horse girl. She is represented as caring as well as brave, energetic and with leadership abilities in a less conventional manner.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. Vol. 15, no 3, 335-348 p.
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Equestrian Sports; gender; femininity; masculinity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79496DiVA: diva2:543091
Available from: 2012-08-06 Created: 2012-08-06 Last updated: 2014-10-31

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