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Strong women, deep closets : lesbians and homophobia in sport

Author: Pat Griffin
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Former athlete and coach Pat Griffin makes a provocative and impassioned call for attention to a topic that has been avoided by women's sports advocates. In Strong Women, Deep Closets, she provides a critical analysis of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport." "The book is the first to explore the lesbian sporting experience as well as examine homophobia and heterosexism in women's sport. The work  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffin, Pat.
Strong women, deep closets.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1998
(OCoLC)605394706
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Griffin
ISBN: 088011729X 9780880117296
OCLC Number: 37806033
Awards: Commended for Stonewall Book Award (Nonfiction) 1999
Description: xvii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My journey home --
Sport : where men are men and women are trespassers --
Damaged mothers, muscle molls, mannish lesbians, and predatory dykes : 100 years of scaring women out of sport --
Leering, leching, and low down : demonizing lesbians in sport --
Full court press : defending women's sport against the lesbian boogeywoman --
Life in the shadow of the lesbian boogeywoman : the climate for lesbians in sport --
We prey, they pray? : lesbians and evangelical Christians in sport --
The culture of the closet : identity-management strategies of lesbian college coaches and athletes --
Unplayable lies : lesbians in sport choosing truth --
Love and community in the locker room : double trouble or double standards? --
Opening minds, opening closet doors : transforming women's sport.
Responsibility: Pat Griffin.

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Provides a critical history of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport, and calls for openness and justice in women's sport. The book is based on theoretical and historical  Read more...

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""""This is without a doubt the most informed, insightful, engaging and detailed work on lesbian experiences in sport."""Don Sabo, PhDProfessor, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY """In this Read more...

 
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