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Hanging in the Balance: Gendered Identity in Elite Sport


Elite experience and careers in judged female sports complicate the binary categories of retirement while they are especially exposed to cultures of abuse, pressure and subjectivity. This thesis is comprised of multiple voices and experiences from the elite female athletic perspective, including my autoethnographic narrative. Highlighted and discussed are the topics of sexual assault and abuse, family pressure on children to do and excel at sport, the National Team experience representing the United States and subjected bodies and judging. It is an aim of this thesis to culminate all of those factors in the final chapter and hold that the experience and the cultures of athletic identity within synchronized swimming, gymnastics and... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Haylor, Alyson Marie (Author) / Colbern, Allan (Advisor) / Mean, Lindsey (Committee member) / Kassing, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sports management / Cultural anthropology / Social research / Athletic Identity / Culture / Human Rights / Retirement / Social Justice / Sport
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 120 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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