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Women and Sports in the United States : a Documentary Reader

Author: Jean O'Reilly; Susan K Cahn
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2007.
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"Though the change in American women's sports is evident in schools, the media, and local playing fields, scholars are still in the early stags of fully examining the causes and impacts of this historic shift. This volume brings together scholarly articles, journalism, political and legal documents, and first-person accounts that collectively explore women's sports in America, with emphasis on the post-Title IX  Read more...
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Women and sports in the United States.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)606313600
Online version:
Women and sports in the United States.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608380152
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean O'Reilly; Susan K Cahn
ISBN: 9781555536718 1555536719
OCLC Number: 71581840
Description: xxx, 377 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pioneering women in sport --
Olympic women: a struggle for recognition / Jennifer Hargreaves --
How I learned to ride the bicycle / Frances E. Willard --
The world-beating Viking girl of Texas --
Playing nice: politics and apologies in women's sports / Mary Jo Festle --
Pioneers / J.E. Vader --
Riggs butchered by Ms. King as promoters score a million / Charles Maher --
"Mia" culpa: the all-too quiet retirement of Mia Hamm / David Zirin --
Negotiating masculinity and femininity: the female athlete as oxymoron --
The significance of basket ball for women / Senda Berenson --
Are athletics making girls masculine?: a practical answer to a question every girl asks / Dudley A. Sargent --
All-American girls professional baseball league rules of conduct, 1943-1954 / The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League --
Psychosocial impacts of athletic participation on American women: facts and fables / Don Sabo --
Throwing like a girl / James Fallows --
Living the paradox: female athletes negotiate femininity and muscularity / Vikki Krane [and others] --
Competing bodies: physiological, biological, and psychological issues --
Chromosome count / Alison Carlson --
Closing the muscle gap / Ann Crittenden --
Understanding the female athlete triad / Irene McCormick --
Women and ACL injuries: taking the bad news with the good / Maureen Madden --
Catastrophic injuries in female athletes: cheerleading leads the list / Robert C. Cantu and Frederick O. Mueller --
Women, disability, and sport and physical fitness activity: the intersection of gender and disability dynamics / Elaine M. Blinde and Sarah G. McCallister --
Anabolic steroids: the gremlins of sport / Terry Todd --
Eating disorders and gymnastics / Ana Cintado --
The silence of great distance: women running long / Frank Murphy --
Coming home / Joli Sandoz --
Stronger women / Mariah Burton Nelson --
Building inequality into sport: institutionalized bias --
Structural constraints facing women in sport / Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell --
Half-court basketball: power and sex / Heather Ross Miller --
"I can see the finish line" / Mark Starr --
Courting destiny / Raquel Cepeda --
The cold wars: inside the secret world of figure skating / Joan Ryan --
Rooting for Michelle: finding contradictions at the Winter Olympics / Bill Wong --
Breaking cultural traditions: culture, family play role in sports for Latina girls / Maryjo Sylwester --
On the rez / Ian Frazier --
Sexuality and sport --
Changing the game: homophobia, sexism, and lesbians in sport / Pat Griffin --
Homophobia alleged in University of Florida softball / Jim Buzinski --
Less ugly / Leslea Newman --
Sex, lies, and volleyball / Cynthia Hanson --
In the buff: female athletes take it all off / Penny Hastings --
A new image exposed / Tom Maloney --
The feminine image in sports and sports media --
Separating the men from the girls: the gendered language of televised sports / Michael Messner, Margaret Carlisle Duncan, and Kerry Jensen --
Sport and society broadcast for Friday, August 16, 1996 / Richard C. Crepeau --
The women's sports film as the new melodrama / Jean O'Reilly --
It's time to tell the bloody truth / Lorie Conway --
Bloodsport: woman's first pro fight is her last / Joe Posnanski --
Offensive interface / Sherry Ricchiardi --
Law and equity: Title IX and its aftermath --
Title IX, education amendments of 1972: Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688 / U.S. Department of Labor --
Title IX media helper / Women's Sports Foundation --
Brown University agrees to guarantee participation rates for women athletes and funding for contested women's teams / Trial Lawyers for Public Justice --
Title IX at 30: report card on gender equity: athletics, C+ / The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education --
A train wreck called Title IX / George F. Will --
In the spirit of Title IX / Emily Badger --
Title IX: the good news, the bad news / California Women's Law Center.
Responsibility: Jean O'Reilly and Susan K. Cahn, Editors.
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