Gender, media and mixed martial arts in Poland: the case of Joanna Jędrzejczyk

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Jakubowska, Honorata, Channon, Alex and Matthews, Christopher (2016) Gender, media and mixed martial arts in Poland: the case of Joanna Jędrzejczyk Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 40 (5). pp. 410-431. ISSN 0193-7235

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Abstract

Recent growth in the media visibility of female combat sport athletes has offered a compelling site for research on gender and sport media, as women in deeply masculinized sports have been increasingly placed in the public spotlight. While scholars in the Anglophone West have offered analyses of the media framing of this phenomenon, little work has been done outside these cultural contexts. Thus, in this paper we offer a qualitative exploration of how Joanna Jędrzejczyk, a Polish champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has been represented in Polish media. Our findings reveal a relatively de-gendered, widely celebratory account, primarily framed by nationalistic discourse – findings we ascribe to both the particularities of the sport of mixed martial arts as well as the historic nature of Jędrzejczyk’s success.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Combat Sport; MMA; Poland; Sport Media; Women's Sport
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P304 Electronic Media Studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P320 Sociology of Media
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L310 Applied Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L320 Gender studies > L321 Women's Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L322 Men's studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/0193723516655578
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 09:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 13:24
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15420

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