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dc.contributor.supervisor Brayton, Sean
dc.contributor.author Neufeld, Sarah
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-10T22:55:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-10T22:55:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5559
dc.description.abstract This thesis implements a discourse analysis of the Fittest on Earth documentaries, in conjunction with the mini-series the Road to the Games, with the purpose of analyzing dominant narratives and themes surrounding the female CrossFit athletes. I propose that these documentaries deploy discursive narratives that produce an “ideal” body through self-discipline and controlled consumption and that in order for an individual to be an “ideal” athlete, and therefor healthy citizen, they must be willing to suffer and consume CrossFit. The (white) women of CrossFit are depicted as having the capacity to “outperform” the men, however, this “progressive” image of female athletes is suspect as CrossFit and Reebok actively exploit this image for capital gain. The “ideal” female CrossFitter is shown to be a body that subscribes to “healthist” ideals and the women of CrossFit are idealized in limited capacities, as the “ideal” CrossFitter is a white heterosexual woman. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject CrossFit Games en_US
dc.subject CrossFit, Inc en_US
dc.subject Documentary films en_US
dc.subject Physical fitness for women en_US
dc.subject Women on television en_US
dc.title She's a Beast: A Critical Analysis of the “Ideal” Woman CrossFitter in Fittest on Earth and Road to the Games en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Sociology [0626] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Women's studies [0453] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Kinesiology [0575] en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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