Annotated Bibliography for Research Paper

  1. Samie, Sumaya Farooq and Sertaç Sehlikoglu. “Strange, Incompetent and Out-Of-Place.” Feminist Media Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, June 2015, pp. 363-381. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/14680777.2014.947522.Jiwani, Nisara and Geneviève Rail. “Islam, Hijab and Young Shia Muslim Canadian Women’s Discursive Constructions of Physical Activity.” Sociology of Sport Journal, vol. 27, no. 3, Sept. 2010, pp. 250-267. EBSCOhost, muhlenberg.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=55114653&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site. –> This is definitely an article that I would want to use. It really focuses on the younger generation and their thoughts and opinions on the social expectations of Muslim girls and women in the athletic world. It focuses on the heavy influence of the religion and culture in Canada which is considered to be one of the most forward thinking places for anyone to be living in.
  2. Abd-Latif, Rozita. “The Perspective of Arabic Muslim Women toward Sport Participation.” Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, vol. 1, no. 2, May 2010, pp. 364-377. EBSCOhost, muhlenberg.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=51003312&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site. –> Similarly to the first article that I found, I would want to use this article because it gives me real life interviews and experiences of Arabic Muslim women of all ages, all of which have been exposed to being in the athletic world and their different opinions and beliefs after participating in their respective sports. This and the first source will help me compare the difference in opinions of multiple women, all of which have provided first hand experiences so it will help me research my topic more, but with different perspectives to make it more interesting and enlightening.
  3. Sfeir, Leila. “The Status of Muslim Women in Sport: Conflict between Cultural Tradition and Modernization.” [“Muslimische Frauen im Sport: Der Konflikt zwischen kultureller Tradition und Modernisierung”]. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 20, no. 4, Dec. 1985, pp. 283-306. EBSCOhost, muhlenberg.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=11489669&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site. –> This is one of the most helpful sources that I plan on using because it gives a lot of broad information about the position women are put in when it comes to the athletic world. It also tackles the constant question of how much tradition and modernization play a role in today’s world and peoples’ opinion of this very controversial topic.
  4. Kay, Tess. “DAUGHTERS of ISLAM: Family Influences on Muslim Young Women’s Participation in Sport.” [“Töchter des Islam: Familieneinflüsse auf das Sportengagement junger muslimischer Frauen”]. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 41, no. 3/4, Sep-Dec2006, pp. 357-373. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1012690207077705. –> similarly to the other articles I have found, this one focuses on the influence of the families of Muslim girls and women when it addresses the athletic world. There is also a debate about the outside influences, whether it be the media or the religion or culture, all of which starts from the families. It gives specific examples that show multiple perspectives and highlights a lot of issues that are overlooked the majority of the time by people who haven’t been exposed to this particular issue.
  5. Walseth, Kristin and Kari Fasting. “Islam’s View on Physical Activity and Sport.” [“La mirada del Islam sobre la actividad física y el deporte: La interpertación del Islam por las mujeres egipcias”]. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, vol. 38, no. 1, Mar. 2003, pp. 45-60. EBSCOhost, muhlenberg.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9592166&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site. —> a lot of these issues and articles are hard to understand, especially with the aspect of religion, so this article is important because it gives a very factual text that informs the reader about the technical ‘rules’ that is implied by the religion and has a very over-arching theme that is more informational than personal.
  6. Samie, Sumaya Farooq and Sertaç Sehlikoglu. “Strange, Incompetent and Out-Of-Place.” Feminist Media Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, June 2015, pp. 363-381. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/14680777.2014.947522. –> The olympics always draw a lot of attention to this topic because of the Muslim women who are participating in it. This article takes us back to the 2012 Olympics and give us detailed accounts of the personal experiences of Muslim women athletes who were put in the spotlight for the way they felt, or the way they were treated. It gives us a very different perspective from the other articles who mention a small focus group of Muslim women versus famous athletes who are being watched by millions of people all over the world with many different opinions.
  7. Berick-Aharony, Omna. “The Bare Truth: Porno-Chic Models of Femininity as a National Narrative.” European Journal of Women’s Studies, vol. 20, no. 4, Nov. 2013, pp. 390-407. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1350506813481965. –> this article highlights the issue that is seen as a problem throughout society but also sparks up a lot of debate because of the severe difference in opinions. It talks about the sexualizing of females in not only sports, but their day-to-day lives. It ventures out to different parts of the world and compares the way each society looks at women and compares them all to each other and the western views.
  8. Shavit, Uriya and Frederic Wiesenbach. “An “Integrating Enclave”: The Case of Al-Hayat, Germany’s First Islamic Fitness Center for Women in Cologne.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, vol. 32, no. 1, Mar. 2012, pp. 47-61. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/13602004.2012.665621. –> this article takes us to Germany where they opened their first women’s gym. This could be seen as a positive or a negative, both of which are highlighted in the article. But this takes us even further and explores the issue of segregation versus integration in the western society and the Islam. There has always been many questions and concerns about this, and with the opening of the new gym, it allows us to look into the perspectives of this issue in a real life situation with a  specific case to study and analyze.
  9. Tarlo, Emma. “Hijab Online.” Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, July 2010, pp. 209-225. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/1369801X.2010.489695. –> This is a very different articles from the others that I picked. This one talks about fashion and the opening in the market for stores that are specifically targeted towards Muslim women. This can be linked to sports and how this is a way to encourage Muslim women to participate and not be stopped by apparel. It can also be linked to the daily lives of women who lead a more conservative lifestyle. It allows them to have options and not be restricted with what they want to do.

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