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Title: Veiled women athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics: media accounts
Authors: Amara, Mahfoud
Keywords: 2008 Beijing Olympics
Hijab (the veil)
Veiled Muslim women athletes
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: AMARA, M., 2012. Veiled women athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics: media accounts. International Journal of the History of Sport, 29(4), pp.638-651.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore and to compare different international media accounts about the presence of veiled athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In other words, to uncover whether the discourse of clash of cultures or that of cross-cultural dialogue has shaped their position about Islam, Muslim identities, Muslim women and the Muslim world in general. Furthermore, from the perspective of media in the Arab and the Muslim world, the purpose of the analysis is to explore their responses to international media, and to investigate their positions in relation to the host nation (China), Asian culture and the Olympics.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in the International Journal of the History of Sport on 26/04/2012, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2012.658194
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2012.658194
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15538
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09523367.2012.658194
ISSN: 0952-3367
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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