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Oh yes, he is hot : female football fans and the sexual objectification of sportsmen’s bodies

Toffoletti, Kim and Mewett, Peter 2012, Oh yes, he is hot : female football fans and the sexual objectification of sportsmen’s bodies. In Toffoletti, Kim and Mewett, Peter (ed), Sport and its female fans, Routledge, New York, N.Y., pp.99-114.

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Title Oh yes, he is hot : female football fans and the sexual objectification of sportsmen’s bodies
Author(s) Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim orcid.org/0000-0002-5672-9090
Mewett, Peter
Title of book Sport and its female fans
Editor(s) Toffoletti, KimORCID iD for Toffoletti, Kim orcid.org/0000-0002-5672-9090
Mewett, Peter
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 10
Start page 99
End page 114
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) sport
women
fans
football
AFL
sexual objectification
Summary The past decade has witnessed a growing focus on the study of women sports fans within the social sciences and related disciplines. Emerging from and responding to the historical marginalization of women in sport and the bias towards the male fan in literature on sports spectatorship, critical research on women spectators serves the valuable function of illuminating “women’s everyday experiences of being a sports fan” (Gosling 2007: 250). This chapter considers one aspect of women’s participation as followers of male sports, namely, the extent to which female fans partake in the sexual objectification of sportsmen. We aim to assess how looking at male athletes in sexually desiring ways impacts on the individual and collective construction of women’s gender and sports fan identities.
ISBN 0415883814
9780415883818
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio Economic Objective 950102 Organised Sports
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048920

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