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A Performative Feel for the GameThrowing Like a Handballgirl: Performance and Materiality

A Performative Feel for the Game: Throwing Like a Handballgirl: Performance and Materiality [While broadcasters and sponsors care about the iconic handballgirl and the narrative of her underachieving boy colleagues, the question remains—do media sports have any implications for our everyday social life? Do media-produced meanings about handball have any influence on the meanings generated within handball cultures? Entering into the youth-handball arena, at some distance from the visual iconicity of the handballgirl, this chapter explores her impact on action. Repeatedly, the elite women handballer symbolically reappears at the youth sport arena to shape the imitations that girls, coaches, and parents use to maneuver their own drama. But there is more. While it might be tempting to fall at ease with believing that sport myth is something produced by the journalist residing within a money-hungry sport/media-complex, this study of youth sport shows that the need for myths about chance, fears, and hope remains also in the everyday sports of modernity. In Norwegian sport halls, youth and adults hinge onto the athletic quest. In the form of hermeneutic loops, they fit out their own drama with both the hierarchal and democratic meaning that they find in and can feed back to their nearby landscapes of meaning.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Performative Feel for the GameThrowing Like a Handballgirl: Performance and Materiality

Part of the Cultural Sociology Book Series
Springer Journals — Dec 22, 2019

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
ISBN
978-3-030-35128-1
Pages
113 –146
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35129-8_4
Publisher site
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Abstract

[While broadcasters and sponsors care about the iconic handballgirl and the narrative of her underachieving boy colleagues, the question remains—do media sports have any implications for our everyday social life? Do media-produced meanings about handball have any influence on the meanings generated within handball cultures? Entering into the youth-handball arena, at some distance from the visual iconicity of the handballgirl, this chapter explores her impact on action. Repeatedly, the elite women handballer symbolically reappears at the youth sport arena to shape the imitations that girls, coaches, and parents use to maneuver their own drama. But there is more. While it might be tempting to fall at ease with believing that sport myth is something produced by the journalist residing within a money-hungry sport/media-complex, this study of youth sport shows that the need for myths about chance, fears, and hope remains also in the everyday sports of modernity. In Norwegian sport halls, youth and adults hinge onto the athletic quest. In the form of hermeneutic loops, they fit out their own drama with both the hierarchal and democratic meaning that they find in and can feed back to their nearby landscapes of meaning.]

Published: Dec 22, 2019

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