Spiraling Into or Out of Stereotypes? NBC’s Primetime Coverage of Male Figure Skaters at the 2010 Olympic Games

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Work by James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur, and Andrew C. Billings published at Journal of Language and Social Psychology, March 2014, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 226-235. This study revealed 13 significantly different dialogue trends between male figure skaters and the aggregate of other male Winter Olympians. Such a high number of differences highlight the convoluted role of perceived masculinity in sport, with male figure skaters as mediated outliers within the overall composite of Olympic dialogue.

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