She got (inter) net: Black women athletes, social media, and social constructions, 2020

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
She got (inter) net: Black women athletes, social media, and social constructions, 2020
Creator:
Hamilton, Briana T.
Contributor to Resource:
Duke, Eric
Date of Original:
2020-05
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
theses
dissertations
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Internalized patriarchy impacts discourses surrounding women in sports, specifically, Black women. As sports are deemed a “masculine space,” Black women who face the paradox of sexualization, objectification, and defeminization are in constant conflict and negotiation with the complexities of social constructions. This study examines how Black women athletes have combatted politics of racism and sexism through their resistance of gender rules. The narratives of contemporary Black women in sports detail how women now are expanding gender confinements. This study argues that Black women in sports challenge social norms by utilizing contemporary (social media, podcasts, etc.), historical sources, as well as personal accounts and memoirs. The careers of Brittney Griner and Serena Williams are analyzed as their unwillingness to abide by societal norms makes them hypervisible as they compete in oft-perceived masculine spaces.
Date of award: 2020-05
Degree type: thesis
Degree name: Master of Arts (MA)
Granting institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department: Department of African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, and History
Advisor: Duke, Eric
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2020_hamilton_briana_t
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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