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Contested issues in research on the media coverage of female Paralympic athletes

Pappous, Athanasios, Marcellini, Anne, de Léséleuc, Eric (2011) Contested issues in research on the media coverage of female Paralympic athletes. Sport in Society, 14 (9). pp. 1182-1191. ISSN 1743-0437. E-ISSN 1743-0445. (doi:10.1080/17430437.2011.614775) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40365)

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Abstract

The Paralympic Games are considered to be the second biggest sporting event in the world, after the Summer Olympic Games, however, research on the media coverage of athletes with disabilities is in its infancy. More specifically, there is a lack of studies focusing on whether quantitative and qualitative differences exist in the manner in which the female and male Paralympic athletes are represented in the print media. In contrast, there is an extensive body of scholarly research on the differential media treatment of female and male Olympic athletes. This article includes three aspects: (1) a brief summary of the media coverage of non-disabled female athletes, with the aim of providing some research indicators that could be used in analogous studies of Paralympic sport; (2) the examination of the limited media literature on the portrayals of female and male Paralympic athletes; and (3) a discussion of possible future research in this relatively unexplored, area of media, gender and Paralympic sport.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17430437.2011.614775
Additional information: number of additional authors: 2;
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Athanasios Pappous
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40365 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pappous, Athanasios: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2162-0239
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