Questioning gender : the representation of race and gender in global and local print media responses of the Caster Semenya saga.

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dc.contributor.author Bhula, Vidhya
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-10T06:31:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-10T06:31:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/10742
dc.description.abstract Examining the print media representations of South African runner, Caster Semenya, is the focal point of this study. Both local and international print media are considered. The dissertation sets out to draw parallels between the representation of Semenya and early 19th century representations of Sarah Baartman. Links between the race of these two women and their “othering” on the basis of their gender are drawn. The study explores the medical and scientific justifications for “othering” these two women, the lack of agency that is attributed to both Semenya and Baartmann, and also discusses the use of humour as a tool of negotiating their “otherness”. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Caster Semenya en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Humour en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Representation en_US
dc.subject Sarah Baartmann en_US
dc.subject Sexulaity en_US
dc.subject Sport en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.title Questioning gender : the representation of race and gender in global and local print media responses of the Caster Semenya saga. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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