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

Jakubowska, H., Channon, A. and Matthews, C.R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8561-2863, 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
Publication Title: Journal of Sport and Social Issues
Creators: Jakubowska, H., Channon, A. and Matthews, C.R.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2016
Volume: 40
Number: 5
ISSN: 0193-7235
Identifiers:
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10.1177/0193723516655578DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Oct 2017 10:06
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 07:39
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31804

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