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Queer Times Indeed? Südafrikas Reaktionen auf die mediale Inszenierung der 800 Meter Läuferin Caster Semenya.”

Gunkel, Henriette. 2012. Queer Times Indeed? Südafrikas Reaktionen auf die mediale Inszenierung der 800 Meter Läuferin Caster Semenya.”. Feministische Studien, 30(1), pp. 44-52. ISSN 0723-5186 [Article]

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This article reflects on the aftermath of Caster Semenya's sensational gold medal 800 meter run at the World Championship in 2009. A victory afterwhich she had to undergo a sex verification test set up by the IAAF, Followed by international media speculations about her supposedly intersexuality , and the complaint by the South African government at the UN Commission on Human Rights, accusing the IAAF of racism and sexism. While this analysis by South Africa's leading party Mainly reflects on what has been Discussed in the country's media landscape, this article contextualizes the accusation and explores whether or not this support has shifted South Africa's national imaginary About Black "female masculinity" and how this possible shift Affects South Africans Whose sex, gender and sexuality do not conform to social / cultural norms.

Item Type: Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
May 2012Published

Item ID:

15907

Date Deposited:

20 Dec 2015 17:25

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 13:42

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15907
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