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Who speaks on footballers and sexual assault? A gender analysis of sports reporting

Toffoletti, Kim 2005, Who speaks on footballers and sexual assault? A gender analysis of sports reporting, in Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association : community, place, change, Australian Sociological Association, Sandy Bay, Tas., pp. 1-11.

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Title Who speaks on footballers and sexual assault? A gender analysis of sports reporting
Author(s) Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim orcid.org/0000-0002-5672-9090
Conference name Australian Sociological Association. Conference (2005 : Sandy Bay, Tas.)
Conference location University of Tasmania
Conference dates 6-8 December 2005
Title of proceedings Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association : community, place, change
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2005
Conference series Australian Sociological Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 11
Publisher Australian Sociological Association
Place of publication Sandy Bay, Tas.
Keyword(s) Sociology -- Congresses
Summary The recent spate of sexual assault allegations made against Australian Football League (AFL) players has generated intense media scrutiny and public concern. Following from similar highly publicised allegations directed at the National Rugby League, these incidents have engendered significant debates around sexism and football culture in the popular press. It is the media’s response to allegations of sexual assault made against AFL footballers that will be analysed here. This study offers a content analysis of articles from the sport sections of two major Australian newspapers, The Age and the Herald-Sun, with the aim of assessing the prevalence of women’s perspectives on the issue of player misconduct and whether the gender of the reporter has any bearing on gender stereotyping in sport reporting. By assessing how the phenomenon of player misconduct has been covered in sport news, this paper evaluates the media’s role in changing dominant attitudes and perceptions of gender relations in Australian society.
Notes Also Titled: TASA 2005 conference.
ISBN 0959846050
Language eng
Field of Research 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005890

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