"I am not a cow"

Challenging narratives of empowerment in teen girls sports fiction

Erin Whiteside, Marie Hardin, Lauren J. DeCarvalho, Nadia Martinez Carillo, Alexandra Nutter Smith

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Abstract

This research examines two popular teen girls sports fiction series, called "Pretty Tough" and "Dairy Queen." The books are heavily premised on the idea of empowerment and are written in ways that invite the reader to see each protagonist's choices as agentic and even subversive. Our analysis points to the ways the discourse of empowerment obscures how girls are invited to adopt ideology toward sports that undermines their ability to experience sports on their own terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-434
Number of pages20
JournalSociology of Sport Journal
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Whiteside, Erin ; Hardin, Marie ; DeCarvalho, Lauren J. ; Carillo, Nadia Martinez ; Smith, Alexandra Nutter. / "I am not a cow" : Challenging narratives of empowerment in teen girls sports fiction. In: Sociology of Sport Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 415-434.
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In: Sociology of Sport Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.01.2013, p. 415-434.

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