Masculine hegemonic hoops: An analysis of media coverage of March madness
Abbreviated Journal Title
Sociol. Sport J.
TELEVISED SPORTS; GROUNDED THEORY; WOMENS; RACE; CONSTRUCTION; BASKETBALL; RETHINKING; CULTURE; GENDER; MENS; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism; Sociology; Sport Sciences
This study examined print-media portrayals of women's and men's basketball teams, players, and coaches during the 2006 NCAA Division I tournaments. Drawing principally from Gramsci's hegemony theory and Connell's theory of gender power relations, we analyzed article narratives published over a 26-day period during spring 2006 in four major media outlets: newspapers, The New York Times and USA Today, and online sport publications, ESPN Internet and CBS SportsLine. A total of 508 articles were coded and analyzed for dominant themes. Six primary themes emerged from the data. Although the data revealed shifts in media representations of gender relations, overall these themes mostly supported Connell's theory about the gender order.
Sociology of Sport Journal
"Masculine hegemonic hoops: An analysis of media coverage of March madness" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 541.