Transcending gender hierarchies? : Young people and floorball in Swedish school sport

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Transcending gender hierarchies? : Young people and floorball in Swedish school sport
Author(s) Larneby, Marie
Date 2016
English abstract
This research insight discusses young people’s construction and display of gender in a mixed-sex floorball group in a Swedish sport school and explores in what ways gendered power relations were exercised. Observations of floorball lessons with 21 students aged 12–16 and interviews with 7 students were analysed through Lorber’s concept of gender as a social institution. Findings suggested that training in a mixed-sex group seemed to actualize a need to dichotomize and construct distinct groups of boys and girls, and a ‘boys are better than girls’ discourse prevailed. This was explained as being a result of their experiences of playing separately in floorball clubs during leisure time. All contributed to the construction of a discourse where boys were superior and girls inferior, although they were striving towards a uniform way to play. Their attitudes and actions indicated that while gender hierarchies were not transcended, they were, to some extent, negotiated.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1159194 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Sport in Society : Cultures, commerce, media, politics.;8-9
Volume 19
ISSN 1743-0437
Pages 1202-1213
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) School sport
Floorball
Gender
Sex integrated sport
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21254 (link to this page)

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