Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, by Anne Bolin, Jane Granskog

By Anne Bolin, Jane Granskog

Explores women's position in game and workout from a socioculture point of view.

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In Sport Psychology in 1987, she decided to take a break in her academic studies and pursue a career as a professional biathlete/duathlete. From 1988 to 1991, she consistently ranked among the top ten duathletes in the United States. She placed in the top twenty women overall at the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon World Championship in both 1989 and 1990. In 1991 she set a new course record and was the first overall woman at the Vineman Ironman Triathlon. Her primary focus in life, as she noted in a letter to her sponsors late in 1990, was “to represent the sports of triathlon and biathlon, as well as my sponsors, in the most professional manner I know.

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Davis traces the processes of the development and decline of fads by contextualizing them within the culture of the community and situating them ethnohistorically. She provides a detailed ethnographic analysis of these fads and their participants while addressing several specific questions, including: How do diet fads as collective behavior relate to modernization and acculturation in this Newfoundland community? What is the significance of the female body image and how and why are ideals or body aesthetics changing among Harbour women?

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