Skirtboarder net-a-narratives: Young women creating their own skateboarding (re)presentations

@inproceedings{MacKay2013SkirtboarderNY,
  title={Skirtboarder net-a-narratives: Young women creating their own skateboarding (re)presentations},
  author={Steph MacKay and Christine Dallaire},
  year={2013}
}
By creating and posting their own stories on the Internet, sportswomen are able to challenge the persistent, sexist, mainstream and alternative (skateboarding) media (re)presentations of female athletes. A Foucauldian discourse analysis of 262 posts of the Skirtboarders' blog - a Montreal-based, Canadian female skateboarding crew's Internet project - explores the ways in which a group of sportswomen circulate alternative discourses of femininity. In these (re)presentations, the Skirtboarders… CONTINUE READING