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

By Anne Bolin, Jane Granskog

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

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You still have to make a choice in terms of making your own way as a career. . Identity is defined in terms of what you do. What is your occupation? So what do you do for a living? You know? I mean, how many times have I been asked that prior to this year, and I have felt so much at a loss, I mean, so embarrassed and humiliated, if you will. But I just know for myself, psychologically speaking, that the only way in which I could feel as though I were validating myself was to establish a “career identity,” an adult occupational role, if you will, OK?

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Being the oldest and being a girl I never did. And there was nothing to help me develop that, there was more of a sense that I would not have to ever go to work . . and there was the feeling, the attitude that if you go to church every Sunday that’s really all you really need to know. . Your education is not important, your sports are not important, go to church every Sunday and you will learn everything you need to know for life. Be a good mother and a good wife. So then, you’ll be taken care of all your life.

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