Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13087/2749
Title: I DO NOT THINK THE FEDERATION VALUES WOMEN AS MUCH AS MEN: GENDER CONTEXT OF WOMEN'S RUGBY IN TURKEY
Authors: Yiıldızer, Günay
Eren, Gonca
Taşçı, Hülya
Keywords: Rugby
women athletes
gender equality
national rugby federation
Sport Leadership
Femininity
Masculinities
Experiences
Players
Equity
Pitch
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Univ Ljubljana, Fac Sport
Abstract: The study aims to examine how the gender context is materialized at the national teams and federation level based on the experiences of elite Turkish female rugby players. The ethnographic research method was based on observation diaries and semi-structured interviews with 18 elite women rugby players who were invited to the Turkish National Women's 7s Rugby Team. The findings indicated a main theme and two sub-theme as Conditions that need to be changed and Conditions that need to be maintained. The first sub-theme consisted of obstacles caused by the under-representation and gender issues level, while the second indicates the importance of women staff in women's national teams and respect for private life choices. Playing rugby in Turkey is built on the gender roles determined by the society, reflected in the federations that are the main authority of sports environments. These reflections are reconstructed by the federation and transform into various practices that are reflected again in sports environments.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13087/2749
ISSN: 1318-2269
2232-4062
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