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Abstrakti, muodollinen ja vanhentunut tasa-arvo? : diskursiivinen tulkinta liikuntajärjestöjen tasa-arvopuheesta (2019)
Abstract, formal and expired equality? Discourse analysis of sport organizations' talk of equality

Isosomppi, S., Itkonen, H., & Salmikangas, A.-K. (2019). Abstrakti, muodollinen ja vanhentunut tasa-arvo? : diskursiivinen tulkinta liikuntajärjestöjen tasa-arvopuheesta. Liikunta ja tiede, 56(1), 84-92. https://www.lts.fi/media/lts_vertaisarvioidut_tutkimusartikkelit/2019/lt_1-19_tutkimusartikkeli_84-92_lowres.pdf

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All authors or editors: Isosomppi, Saara; Itkonen, Hannu; Salmikangas, Anna-Katriina

Journal or series: Liikunta ja tiede

ISSN: 0358-7010

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 56

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 84-92

Publisher: Liikuntatieteellinen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Persistent website address: https://www.lts.fi/media/lts_vertaisarvioidut_tutkimusartikkelit/2019/lt_1-19_tutkimusartikkeli_84-92_lowres.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/63299


Recent political and scholarly discussions in sport have been concerning the stage of gender equality and equality in general in sport. Spark for the evolved interest was the updated Act on the promotion of sports and physical activity in 2015. It demanded more attention to advancing all kinds of equality in sport field and accordingly, the Ministry of Education and Culture obliged the organizations receiving a state subsidy to create their own equality promotion strategies. This article participates in the debate by examining the discourses of gender equality policy in sport organizations’ talk. The research analyzes discourses produced by sportsorganization actors. Is gender equality policy constructed as a tool for change and where are drawn the boundaries of its possibilities? What kinds of gender norms are constructed and contested? The data consists of a research survey about gender equality. The survey was directed to the sport organizations that were granted a state subsidy of sport in 2015. The analysis shows how the meanings of gender equality policy are actively produced in the talk and how it also lines out and mutes the questions that are not willingly covered. Gender equality policy is defined as a constant battle of ideologies, policies of inequality and construction of reality.

Keywords: sports organisations; gender; equality (values); equality (fundamental rights); policy on physical training; equality policy; discourse analysis

Free keywords: equality; gender; sport organizations; sport policy; discourse analysis; non-discrimination

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Reporting Year: 2019

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