No Girls in the Clubhouse : The Exclusion of Women from Baseball
By: Cohen, Marilyn.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (229 p.).ISBN: 9780786452972.Subject(s): Baseball for women -- United States -- History | Women baseball players -- United States -- Biography | Women baseball players -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No Girls in the Clubhouse : The Exclusion of Women from BaseballDDC classification: 796.357082 | 796.3570820973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Part I. The Exclusion of Women from Professional Baseball; 1. Patriarchal Myths; 2. "Contraband Pleasure"; 3. "Playing to the Surprise and Delight of the Crowd"; 4. "More Than the Usual Variety of Curves"; 5. "A Woman Has Her Dreams Too"; 6. "Do Something Momentous"; 7. "But Ila's for Real"; Part II. The Exclusion of Girls and Women From Amateur Baseball; 8. He-Sport and She-Sport; 9. "It's Baseball Lib"; Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Bibliography
Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires, sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America''s pastime. Drawing on anthropological and feminist perspectives, the book examines the ways that constructions of women''s bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball. Sportswriter accounts, Title IX sex-discrimination suits, and interviews with players explore the obstacles and the social isolation of females who join all-male baseball teams, while also discussing policies that inhibit the practice.
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