Athletes, Sexual Assault, and "Trials by Media": Narrative by Deb Waterhouse-Watson

By Deb Waterhouse-Watson

Since footballer sexual attack grew to become most sensible information in 2004, six years after the 1st case was once stated, a lot has been written within the information media approximately person instances, footballers and ladies who've intercourse with them. Deb Waterhouse-Watson finds how media representations of modern sexual attack situations concerning Australian footballers quantity to "trials via media", trials that bring about acquittal. The tales advised approximately footballers and ladies within the information media evoke stereotypes reminiscent of the "gold digger", "woman scorned" and the "predatory woman", which solid doubt at the alleged sufferers’ claims and recommend that they're mendacity. Waterhouse-Watson calls this a "narrative immunity" for footballers opposed to allegations of sexual assault.

This ebook info how renowned conceptions of masculinity and femininity tell the way in which footballers’ our bodies, crew bonding, girls, intercourse and alcohol are portrayed within the media, and connects tales in terms of the situations with activities reporting mostly. Uncovering comparable styles of narrative, grammar and discourse throughout those distinctive but similar fields, Waterhouse-Watson indicates how those discourses are naturalised, with experiences at the instances intertwining with broader discourses of soccer reporting to supply immunity. regardless of the superiority of news that discredit the alleged sufferers, Waterhouse-Watson additionally examines makes an attempt to counter those pervasive rape myths, articulating winning ideas and elucidating the restrictions outfitted into journalistic practices, and language itself.

Show description

Read or Download Athletes, Sexual Assault, and "Trials by Media": Narrative Immunity (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society) PDF

Similar sociology of sports books

BÉISBOL( The Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization)

This insightful assortment records Latinos in baseball from an interdisciplinary point of view. • An advent through Ilan Stavans• Contributions from a good gallery of writers • A chronology • an in depth bibliography for extra examine

Sport in a Changing World

This booklet exhibits how the dynamic interaction of a strong "golden triangle" of activities, media, and enterprise pursuits with social, cultural, financial, and political forces shapes activity in a altering global. This variation is a condensed and up-to-date model of the 1st version, with an emphasis on present social matters in activity.

Sport and Militarism: Contemporary global perspectives (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

The institutional dating among activity and the army seems to be intensifying. within the US for instance, which confronted international feedback for its overseas coverage through the "war on terror," militaristic photographs are normal at physical games. The becoming worldwide phenomenon of conflating recreation with conflict demands nearer research.

Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles [2 volumes]

Masking a breadth of themes surrounding the present nation of ladies in activities, this two-volume assortment faucets present occasions, sociological and feminist thought, and up to date study to contextualize women's stories in activities inside of a patriarchal society and spotlight parts for development. • comprises contributions from a wide selection of athletes and students from worldwide and includes content material edited by means of editors of alternative sexes and races• demanding situations traditional knowledge surrounding women's position and therapy in activity as girl athletes proceed to wreck intercourse boundaries and shatter past expectancies relating to their skill to compete opposed to males• Relates issues of sexism, gender expectancies, and discrimination to key matters in the higher social constitution

Additional info for Athletes, Sexual Assault, and "Trials by Media": Narrative Immunity (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 11 votes