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Sociology of Sport Research Group Seminar Series

Event details

  • 13 December 2017
  • 2.00PM - 4.00PM
  • Public event: Yes  |  Booking required: No
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About | Sociology of Sport Research Group Seminar Series



The Sociology of Sport Research Group aims to provide a supportive environment to encourage, challenge and inspire students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) to further their research journeys into the exciting world of the sociology of sport.

The group is the student-focused arm of the Social Significance of Sport Research Group within the Department of Psychology, Sport & Exercise at Teesside. The current seminar series began in October 2017 and will run until May 2018.

In this month's seminar, titled Don't let the girl beat you, MSc Sport & Exercise student Daisy Campbell will share the experiences and skills she developed as a mature student studying for her BSc Sport and Exercise (Sport Studies) degree here at Teesside University, including research undertaken for her undergraduate dissertation.

In this research she explored the experiences of women in the male dominated field of motorsport. The initial question of 'why are there no women racing in Formula One?', led to an investigation into the experiences of female racing drivers.

Combining both face-to-face and email interviews with the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu, the study revealed that the influence of male significant others, various forms of capital and symbolic violence, appeared to exist in the drivers' experiences. Furthermore, the interesting feature of 'the family of the pits' emerged.

This promises to be an inspiring event for all undergraduate and postgraduate students, especially those interested in the sociology of sport subject area.

All are welcome so please invite your students and any colleagues you think might be interested.