Women Sports Journalists in Switzerland: Between Assignment and Negotiation of Roles

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Title
Women Sports Journalists in Switzerland: Between Assignment and Negotiation of Roles
Journal
Sociology of Sport Journal
Author(s)
Schoch Lucie, Ohl Fabien
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
28
Number
2
Pages
189-208
Language
english
Abstract
In this paper, we analyze working experiences of female sports journalists in the French-speaking Swiss daily press. We draw on Bourdieu's theory of habitus and field to examine how structures of power shape these journalists' lives. Based on 27 semistructured interviews and observations in the field, we found that women journalists' work experiences depend on the relationship between their position in the field and their ethos and hexis. We identified three main strategies through which the women journalists negotiated their experiences: (1) conforming to the dominant male ethos (2) threatening the orthodoxy (3) resisting while hijacking the assigned role.
Keywords
journalism, gender, sport, media, switzerland
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03/08/2011 7:36
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