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Down and derby : the insider's guide to roller derby

Author: Alex Cohen; Jennifer Barbee
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Soft Skull Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the roller derby, discussing its rise in popularity, eventual decline in the 1990s, and return to prominence in the early twenty-first century, and profiling popular skaters who shaped the sport.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Cohen; Jennifer Barbee
ISBN: 9781593762742 1593762747
OCLC Number: 466334759
Description: ix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Let's roll --
1. What's it all about? : Profile: Jackie Daniels --
2. The first whistle : Time out!: Dark days for derby: no one's number one ; Time out!: Joanie Weston versus Ann Calvello: get your tickets --
3. The spandex years : Profile: Quadzilla --
4. Deep in the heart of Texas: roller derby resurrected : Profile: Cherry and Spawna Chainsaw ; Time out!: Upskating members of the community --
5. Meanwhile, in the rest of the country : Profile: Hydra ; Profile: Polly Purgatory ; Time out!: Advanced derby geography --
6. Rules of the game : Profile: Kamikaze Kim ; Time out!: Tournaments ; Roxy Rockett's advice for tournament travel ; Time out!: Derby crushes, wives, and weddings --
7. Am I a derby girl? : Profile: Queen Elizabitch ; Profile: Tequila Mockingbird ; Time out!: Derby widows ; Time out!: Miss Moxxxie's tips for winning the after-party --
8. I am a derby girl! : Profile: Ivanna S. Pankin and Trish the Dish ; Time out!: Legit vs. derby names ; Time out!: Rollercon ; Time out!: Derby and dating --
9. If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter! : Profile: Randy Pan the goat boy ; Profile: Justice Feelgood Marshall ; Time out!: Derby tattoos ; Time out!: Dolly Rocket's do's and don'ts for switching leagues --
10. A few final laps : Profile: Ms. D'Fiant ; Profile: Luce Bandit --
Appendix: Derby in film and television : Profile: Ellen "Babe Ruthless" Page ; Profile: Krissy Krash and Iron Maiven.
Responsibility: Alex Cohen and Jennifer Barbee.

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Traces the history of the roller derby, discussing its rise in popularity, eventual decline in the 1990s, and return to prominence in the early twenty-first century, and profiling popular skaters who shaped the sport.

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