Lesbian Athletes in the Sports Media: Ambivalence, Scrutiny and Invisibility

Bullingham, Rachael ORCID: 0000-0002-1940-3008 and Postlethwaite, Verity (2019) Lesbian Athletes in the Sports Media: Ambivalence, Scrutiny and Invisibility. In: LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 51-74. ISBN 9783030008031

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Abstract

In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist. LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBT Athletes; Sports; Homosexuality; Media; Acceptance; Gender; Sexuality; Discrimination
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV0712 Athletic contests. Sports events
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ75 Homosexuality
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise > Applied Sport & Exercise Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 11:02
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 13:37
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8087

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