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dc.contributor.authorde Haan, Donna
dc.contributor.authorSotiriadou, Popi
dc.contributor.authorHenry, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-11T04:33:18Z
dc.date.available2018-09-11T04:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1743-0437
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430437.2015.1096259
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99288
dc.description.abstractEquestrian sport is not subjected to the dominant binary sex segregation of most sports and therefore provides a unique opportunity to review how athlete ‘identity’ is constructed and framed within a sex-integrated sporting experience. This research draws on an ethnographic evaluation of the Olympic and Paralympic experience of the British Equestrian Team. A total of 28 interviews were conducted with riders, performance managers and support staff with transcripts subjected to Ethnographic Content Analysis. Results show clear constructs of identity, such as ‘them and us’, ‘horsey’ and ‘discipline specific’, with a noted absence of gender in the way interviewees describe themselves and others within the sport. Furthermore, in their accounts of their lives, there is a lack of salience of gender with regard to their identity as sports persons. The paper considers the implications of this phenomenon for a claim that equestrian sport might be described from a participant’s perspective as gender neutral.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1249
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1266
dc.relation.ispartofissue8-9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleThe lived experience of sex-integrated sport and the construction of athlete identity within the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian disciplines
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 19 Oct 2015, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/17430437.2015.1096259
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