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It's All for the Kids : Gender, Families, and Youth Sports.

Author: Michael A Messner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
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Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person  Read more...
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Messner, Michael A.
It's All for the Kids : Gender, Families, and Youth Sports.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Messner
ISBN: 9780520943452 0520943457 1282360922 9781282360921
OCLC Number: 794663667
Notes: Appendix 2. Racial/Ethnic Composition of South Pasadena LLB/S and AYSO Coaches and of the City of South Pasadena.
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. "It's All for the Kids": Gender, Families, and Youth Sports; 2. "Looking for a Team Mom": Separating the Men from the Moms; 3. "We Don't Like Chick Coaches": Women at the Helm; 4. "You Don't Have to be a Drill Sergeant": Men at the Helm; 5. "They're Different--and They're Born Different": Engendering the Kids; 6. "It's a Safe and Fun Place for Kids": Youth Sports, Families, and the Good Community; Appendix 1. Demographic Description of Interview Subjects.

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Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person interviews with his own experiences as a volunteer for his sons' teams, Messner finds that despite the movement of girls into sports, gender boundaries and hierarchies still dominate, espec.

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