Sonja Edström-Ruthström och Sixten Jernberg. Mediala representationer av den kvinnliga och den manliga idrottskroppen

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Publication Article, other scientific
Title Sonja Edström-Ruthström och Sixten Jernberg. Mediala representationer av den kvinnliga och den manliga idrottskroppen
Author(s) Tolvhed, Helena
Date 2008-12
English abstract
Sonja Edström-Ruthström and Sixten Jernberg: Media Representation of the Female and the Male Athlete’s Body. In this article I argue for the relevance of sport for the study of cultural and historical constructions of gender and nation. Using two articles from the Olympic Games in Squaw Valley in 1960, on cross-country skiers Sixten Jernberg and Sonja Edström-Ruthström, I explore how male and female bodies are represented in different ways. The comparison highlights how the male athlete’s body is represented as a strong, disciplined and working body, while the female athlete’s body is marked as non-muscular, feminine and heterosexually attractive. In this way the potential challenge to gender relations, and thereby social stability, that the female athlete might have presented is negotiated and ultimately neutralised.
Publisher Norges Idrettshøgskole
Host/Issue Moving Bodies/Menneske i bevegelse;2008:1-2
ISSN 1503-6065
Pages 103-115
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) gender
sport
media
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/7285 (link to this page)

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