Women, war and sport: the battle of the 2019 Solheim Cup

Bowes, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5635-106X, Bairner, A., Whigham, S. and Kitching, N., 2020. Women, war and sport: the battle of the 2019 Solheim Cup. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 13 (4), pp. 424-443. ISSN 1752-6272

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Abstract

One of the most significant and/or prevalent symbols of nationhood is to be found in the international (men's) sporting arena. Sport is often imbued with notions of national identity and war, although the sport of golf is generally devoid of flags and nationalistic tendencies and is thus often considered relatively insignificant in inculcating national sentiments – except in the exceptional cases of team golf events such as the Solheim Cup. This paper considers the way in which the competitors in the 2019 Solheim Cup were represented in the British print media. Results highlights that national identity is a key descriptor of the female competitors, legitimising their position in the battlefield of international sport. We conclude that, in an era of increasing significance of women's sport, there exists an ideological space for women to be seen as 'proxy warriors' in sport.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of War and Culture Studies
Creators: Bowes, A., Bairner, A., Whigham, S. and Kitching, N.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2020
Volume: 13
Number: 4
ISSN: 1752-6272
Identifiers:
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1368021Other
10.1080/17526272.2020.1829788DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Sep 2020 12:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 18:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40815

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