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dc.contributor.authorPavlidis, Adeleen_US
dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.editorLawrence A. Wenneren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:24:00Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:24:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:14:17Z
dc.identifier.issn14617218en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1012690212446451en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47006
dc.description.abstractThis article explores how the global revival of roller derby as an alternative sport for women has been mobilised through online social networks, league promotion and fan sites that create imagined communities of 'roller grrrls'. In the creation of sport culture we argue that the virtual performance of 'derby' identities is as significant as the embodiment of play. Like other sports, derby sites mobilise affect (passion, pleasure, pain, desire to play) through a discourse of 'empowerment' that urges women to overcome limits and reinvent gendered subjectivity. However, within the virtual space of roller derby, complex affects are produced and circulated within power relations that can include or exclude. Through an analysis of the way affect is mobilised in selected roller derby sites, we identify how virtual sport identities are connected through the movement of 'affects' across bodies and leagues. These affects both circumscribe and undermine the notion of a single derby community.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom673en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto688en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Review for the Sociology of Sporten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGender Specific Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunications Technologies not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRecreation, Leisure and Tourism Geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode169901en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode100599en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160402en_US
dc.titleBecoming roller derby grrrls: Exploring the gendered play of affect in mediated sport culturesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 The Author(s). This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2013
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