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‘Legends’ in ‘lingerie’: Sexuality and athleticism in the 2013 Legends Football League US season

‘Legends’ in ‘lingerie’: Sexuality and athleticism in the 2013 Legends Football League US season

Khomutova, Anastasiya and Channon, Alexander (2015) ‘Legends’ in ‘lingerie’: Sexuality and athleticism in the 2013 Legends Football League US season. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32 (2). pp. 161-182. ISSN 0741-1235 (Print), 1543-2785 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2014-0054)

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Abstract

This paper explores the representation of female athletes within the Legends Football League (LFL; formerly ‘Lingerie Football League’) in 2013. Specifically, the study seeks to understand the vision of women’s sport, and female athletes, which the LFL propagates. Drawing on a combined content and semiotic analysis of the commentary and visuals featured in 26 LFL matches broadcast online in 2013, our data suggests that the LFL presents apparently conflicting images of sexualised, but ‘powerful’ female athletes. We discuss these data relative to competing interpretive approaches to female sexuality in sports media, and join other sports media scholars in advocating audience reception research as a necessary next step to grasping this emergent sport’s significance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women athletes; Sexualisation; Objectification; Lingerie Football League; Legends Football League; Sociology of sport; Sport media
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
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Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 13:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13196

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