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"They must be working hard": An (auto-)ethnographic account of women's artistic gymnastics
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3918-7904
2008 (English)In: Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, ISSN 1532-7086, E-ISSN 1552-356X, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 372-380Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article includes narrative excerpts compiled from field notes the author collected observing six Australian women's elite artistic gymnasts and their two coaches. Using creative nonfiction and auto-ethnography, the stories' plots describe the gymnasts' daily training realities and include personal reflections on the author's gymnastics experiences and reactions to what she saw during the observations. The stories illustrate how, despite differing levels of authority, the coaches', gymnasts', and parts of her own identity and behaviors are shaped by a dominant gymnastics model. This ideal coerces the coaches and gymnasts to regulate their selves and behaviors according to its dominant characteristics. Although potentially beneficial and satisfactory, the training model's discourses and practices can have debilitating effects.

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Sage Publications, 2008. Vol. 8, no 3, p. 372-380
Keywords [en]
Auto-ethnography, Creative nonfiction, Foucauldian coda, Women's artistic gymnastics
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73087DOI: 10.1177/1532708607310799Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-61049089790OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-73087DiVA, id: diva2:1295088
Available from: 2019-03-10 Created: 2019-03-10 Last updated: 2019-03-19Bibliographically approved

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