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A locker room of her own : celebrity, sexuality, and female athletes

Author: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender bear special exploration in how they impact an athlete's story. Central to this volume is the contention that women in their role as inherent outsiders are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Études diverses
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Locker room of her own.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
(DLC) 2012051779
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ogden; Joel Nathan Rosen
ISBN: 9781617038136 161703813X 9781496807847 1496807847
OCLC Number: 815383708
Description: xxiv, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Engaging contested terrain / David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen --
Folklore and fairy tales: Babe Didrikson Zaharias revealed / Martha Reid --
"Take me out to the bellegame": how the AAGPBL gained and maintained its highly respected reputation / Kimberley Young --
The woman who should be king: the simplification of life and career of Billie Jean King / Elizabeth O'Connell --
Venus and Serena Williams: traversing the barriers of the country club world / Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery --
Marion Jones: equity through infamy / Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen --
Paired heroines: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the global stage / Kathleen A. Bishop --
"Raindrops on a window": race and sex and the framing of the Sheryl Swoopes narrative / Lisa Doris Alexander --
Florence Griffith Joyner: sexual politician in a unitard / Yvonne D. Sims --
Racing into the storm: Roberta Gibb, Kathrine Switzer, and women's marathoning / Oren Renick and Lea Robin Velez --
Go mama! Branded by beauty: how Danica Patrick swooned her way into sponsorship / Lisa R. Neilson.
Responsibility: David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen, editors.

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Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Central to  Read more...

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