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ERIC Number: EJ644370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-9740
Acrobats, Contortionists, and Cute Children: The Promise and Perversity of U.S. Women's Gymnastics.
Chisholm, Ann
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, v27 n2 p415-50 Win 2002
Discusses how the media represents U.S. women's gymnastics, examining the degree to which the manifest promises of gymnastics (veneration of mass-mediated femininity and celebration of flexibility, strength, and agility) function in relation to economies of perversity. Suggests that the promises and perversities embodied by gymnasts are provocative partly because of their implications regarding viewers' fantasies and desires. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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