Category Archives: Research

Culture-roids vs. Baseball

Throughout my research on baseball I found it very difficult to narrow down a specific research question.  Baseball has plenty of outlets to question, whether the topic pertains to racism, male masculinity, or steroid use.  All topics could pose rather … Continue reading

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Shorts vs. Pants

Why do the players on college teams wear pants while younger girls play with shorts and knee-high socks? What is the difference? Why the difference? Which is better? While current softball rules on all levels do not make a preference … Continue reading

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Legitimacy, Technology and Nationalism

I’ve come up with a thesis statement from some of the common themes of our class readings. In my paper, I want to write on the boundary of E-sports and how it’s a legitimate sport as my main argument. Also, … Continue reading

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Female Bodybuilding: Empowering or Restrictive?

Research Question: Does bodybuilding empower women to break the constructs of femininity or constrain them? And how does the sexualized male gaze, counter-culture sport, and hegemonic masculinity affect the answer? “Chapter Six: A Woman’s Place is in the…Cardiovascular Room?” from … Continue reading

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Emotion and Body

Sports in general have emotional and physical ties to a person whether they are participating in the sport or the bystander watching their favorite sports team play. As I look more into the emotional and physical ties that a person … Continue reading

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How do I buy a bike again?

How does the body and technology transformation accelerate the growth of popularity in the downhill mountainbiking sport? Everyone has heard of Red Bull. It’s an energy drink that is known to have it’s brand plastered on some of the craziest … Continue reading

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Comparing How We See, To How We Portray Curling

My Question: How has the sport of Curling in America become stereotyped through media coverage compared to Canada, and what characteristics of athleticism does Curling maintain to keep it a Winter Olympic sport? Andrew Billings’ article talks about a sense … Continue reading

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