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Playing nice : politics and apologies in women's sports

Author: Mary Jo Festle
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This discussion of women's entry into the male-dominated world of sports chronicles the evolution of public attitudes and private ambitions from the 1950s to the present. It identifies the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jo Festle
ISBN: 0231101627 9780231101622
OCLC Number: 34245974
Description: xxviii, 379 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Only the right kind : college women's sports in the 1950s --
2. Girls' rules : championships, apologies and basketball in the 1950s --
3. Members only : class, race, and amateur tennis for women in the 1950s --
4. Transitional years : physical educators, the state, the media, and new opportunities for athletes, 1955-1967 --
5. Politicization : Title IX and the movement for equality in intercollegiate athletics, 1968-1974 --
6. Rebellion : women's pro tennis, 1968-1975 --
7. Equality and/or difference? AIAW, NCAA, and intercollegiate athletics, 1974-1979 --
8. Backsliding : AIAW, Title IX, and college sports, 1980-1988 --
9. A second stage : pro tennis in the 1980s --
10. Dreams deferred : professional basketball in the 1980s --
Epilogue : Women's sports in the 1990s.
Responsibility: Mary Jo Festle.

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