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A history of women's boxing

Author: Malissa Smith
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A History of Women's Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought-and continue to fight-in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone.  Read more...
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Smith, Malissa.
History of women's boxing
(DLC) 2014001827
(OCoLC)870098235
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malissa Smith
ISBN: 9781442229952 1442229950 9781306875288 1306875285
OCLC Number: 881429641
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1: She-Devils and Amazonian Tigresses: Women Enter the Boxing RingChapter 2: Victorian Ladies BoxingChapter 3: Boxing, Women, and the Mores of ChangeChapter 4: Encountering the Modern: Flappers, Mae West, and the War YearsChapter 5: Boxing in the Age of the "Mighty Atom"Chapter 6: Burning Bras, Taking on the "Sheriff," and Winning the Right to Fight Chapter 7: A Ring of Their Own Chapter 8: These Ladies Love the Ring Chapter 9: Christy Martin and the Pinking of the Velvet RopesChapter 10: Women's Boxing and the Fame GameChapter 11: The AmateursConclusion: The State of Things: 1722-2012 and BeyondBibliographyIndexAbout the Author
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A History of Women's Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought-and continue to fight-in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone. Inside-the-ring action is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the stories of the women who played important roles outside the ring, from spectator.

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In her classic meditation On Boxing, Joyce Carol Oates wrote, 'Boxing is for men, and it is about men. A celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for being lost.' Smith Read more...

 
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