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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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August 02nd 2016:How the Media Sees, Re-Creates Us

Multi national research has shown repeatedly that women's sport receives somewhere between 2 and 10 percent of media's attention span. The figures vary marginally when considering print compared to electronic media: what major sport events are taking 'center stage' and the like. What little coverage there is undoubtedly influences public perceptions regarding women in sport-physical activity engagement. Our guests on this program are renowned experts on the status, past and future concerning media and women's sport in the USA and globally. They will address what might be done to improve t

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Dr. Toni Bruce

Dr. Toni Bruce is an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland. Having completed an MS and PhD from The University of Illinois, and a BS from the University of Otago, Dr. Bruce has an extensive research record in featuring a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including autoethnography and ethnographic fiction. Her research is grounded in feminism, interpretive interactionism and cultural studies. Some of her recent studies focused specifically on public responses to media surrounding the FIFA men’s World Cup, media coverage for the Paralympic Games, and media ‘rules of the road’ regarding females in sport. My vote for her most provocative publication is a 2000
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Dr. Cheryl Cooky

Cheryl Cooky is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology and a Gender Studies certificate from the University of Southern California. Cooky’s scholarship is interdisciplinary and centers on the ways gender shapes experiences, cultural meanings, and societal structures in sports. Cooky’s research has been published in Communication & Sport, Feminist Studies, the Journal of Sex Research, the American Journal of Bioethics, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and in many edited books and anthologies. She is serving a 3-year term as President of the North American Society for the S
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