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The "Crack Choir" and the "Cock Circus": the intersection of gender and sexuality in skydiving texts

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dc.contributor.author Laurendeau, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-02T21:22:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-02T21:22:28Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Laurendeau, J. (2004). “The ‘Crack Choir’ and the ‘Cock Chorus’: The intersection of gender and sexuality in skydiving texts.” Sociology of Sport Journal, 21,4, 397-417. (Human Kinetics) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3145
dc.description.abstract This article undertakes a qualitative exploration of women’s and men’s songs in the skydiving community in order to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality in this context. Analyses reveal that men’s songs constrain the transformative potential of women in skydiving by trivializing, marginalizing, and sexualizing them. Further, they reinforce male hegemony in skydiving through the construction of a hyperheterosexual masculinity. Meanwhile, women’s songs resist male hegemony in the sport, laying claim to discursive and physical space. One central strategy in this resistance is the construction of a strong heterosexual femininity, thereby asserting a sexual subjectivity neither defined nor controlled by men. This resistance, however, shores up a particular version of heterosexual femininity that contributes to women’s trivialization and sexualization in this setting. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.subject Skydiving--Women en_US
dc.subject Gender studies en_US
dc.subject Skydiving--Sexual aspects en_US
dc.title The "Crack Choir" and the "Cock Circus": the intersection of gender and sexuality in skydiving texts en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Sociology Department en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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