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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Robert Scott
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-13T18:21:27Z
dc.date.available2011-10-13T18:21:27Z
dc.date.issued2011-10-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/3408
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to examine the nexus at which Indiana basketball and the state’s ‘hoosier’ identity meet. More specifically, this thesis interrogates the romanticization of this sporting culture for its pedagogical role in the creation of twenty-first century ‘hoosier’ bodies. Adopting a theoretical orientation rooted in critical race theory, I argue that Indiana’s basketball culture represents a normalized / normalizing structure underneath which Otherness is reified to produce hypervisible “different” outsiders (‘non-hoosiers’), and invisible “disciplined” insiders (i.e. ‘hoosiers’). Utilizing data gleaned over a two-month period spent conducting fieldwork in the “hoosier state” (document analysis, unstructured interviewing, and participant observation), I specifically tailor my analysis to uncover people’s understanding, negotiation, and performance of this regional and national subject position. From this point of inquiry, authentic ‘hoosierness’ comes to be represented, known, practiced, and felt in relation to hierarchies of power that privilege white, hypermasculine, rural, and conservative bodies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectwhitenessen_US
dc.subjectsubjectivityen_US
dc.subjectcritical race theoryen_US
dc.subjectnation-stateen_US
dc.subjectphysical cultureen_US
dc.titleHoosiers on the Hardwood: A Critical Examination of Indiana Basketball Culture and its Effect on Identity Formationen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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