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Women and Sports in the United States : A Documentary Reader

By: O''Reilly, Jean.
Contributor(s): Cahn, Susan K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lebanon : Northeastern University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (409 p.).ISBN: 9781555537876.Subject(s): Sports for women - United States | Sports for women -- United States | Women athletes - United States | Women athletes -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and Sports in the United States : A Documentary ReaderDDC classification: 796.082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Timeline: 125 Years of U.S. Women in Sports; Part I | Pioneering Women in Sport; Olympic Women: A Struggle for Recognition; How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle; The World-Beating Vicking Girl of Texas; Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women''s Sports; Pioneers; Riggs Butchered by Ms. King as Promoters Score a Million; "Mia" Culpa: The All-Too Quiet Retirement of Mia Hamm; Part II | Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity: The Female Athlete as Oxymoron; The Significance of Basketball for Women
Are Athletics Making Girls Masculine?: A Practical Answer to a Question Every Girl AsksAll-American Girls Professional Baseball League Rules of Conduct, 1943-1954; Psychosocial Impacts of Athletic Participation on American Women: Facts and Fables; Throwing Like a Girl; Living the Paradox: Femail Athletes Negotiate Femininity and Muscularity; Part III | Competing Bodies: Physiological, Biological and Psychological Issues; Chromosone Count; Closing the Muscle Gap; Understanding the Female Athlete Triad; Women and ACL Injuries: Taking the Bad News with the Good
Catastrophic Injuries in Female Athletes: Cheerleading Leads the ListWomen, Disability, and Sport and Physical Fitness Activity: The Intersection of Gender and Disability Dynamics; Anabolic Steroids: The Gremlins of Sport; Eating Disorders and Gymnastics; The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long; Coming Home; Stronger Women; Part IV | Building Inequality into Sport: Institutionalized Bias; Structural Contraints Facing women in Sport; Half-Court Basketball: Power and Sex; "I Can See the Finish Line"; Courting Destiny; The Cold Wars: Inside the Secret World of Figure Skating
Rooting for Michelle: Finding Contradictions at the Winter OlympicsBreaking Cultural Traditions: Culture, Family Play Role in Sports for Latina Girls; On the Rez; Part V | Sexuality and Sport; Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport; Homophobia Alleged in University of Florida Softball; Less Ugly; Sex, Lies, and Volleyball; In the Buff: Female Athletes Take It All Off; A New Image Exposed; Part VI | The Feminine Image in Sports and Sports Media; Separating the Men from the Girls: The Gendered Language of Televised Sports
Sport and Society Broadcast for Friday, August 16, 1996The Women''s Sports Film as the New Melodrama; It''s Time to Tell the Bloody Truth; Bloodsport: Woman''s First Pro Fight is Her Last; Offesnive Interference; Part VII | Law and Equity: Title IX and Its Aftermath; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972: Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688; 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; Title IX at 30: Report Card on Gender Equity-Athletics, C+
A Train Wreck Called Title IX
Summary: The only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports
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Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Timeline: 125 Years of U.S. Women in Sports; Part I | Pioneering Women in Sport; Olympic Women: A Struggle for Recognition; How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle; The World-Beating Vicking Girl of Texas; Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women''s Sports; Pioneers; Riggs Butchered by Ms. King as Promoters Score a Million; "Mia" Culpa: The All-Too Quiet Retirement of Mia Hamm; Part II | Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity: The Female Athlete as Oxymoron; The Significance of Basketball for Women

Are Athletics Making Girls Masculine?: A Practical Answer to a Question Every Girl AsksAll-American Girls Professional Baseball League Rules of Conduct, 1943-1954; Psychosocial Impacts of Athletic Participation on American Women: Facts and Fables; Throwing Like a Girl; Living the Paradox: Femail Athletes Negotiate Femininity and Muscularity; Part III | Competing Bodies: Physiological, Biological and Psychological Issues; Chromosone Count; Closing the Muscle Gap; Understanding the Female Athlete Triad; Women and ACL Injuries: Taking the Bad News with the Good

Catastrophic Injuries in Female Athletes: Cheerleading Leads the ListWomen, Disability, and Sport and Physical Fitness Activity: The Intersection of Gender and Disability Dynamics; Anabolic Steroids: The Gremlins of Sport; Eating Disorders and Gymnastics; The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long; Coming Home; Stronger Women; Part IV | Building Inequality into Sport: Institutionalized Bias; Structural Contraints Facing women in Sport; Half-Court Basketball: Power and Sex; "I Can See the Finish Line"; Courting Destiny; The Cold Wars: Inside the Secret World of Figure Skating

Rooting for Michelle: Finding Contradictions at the Winter OlympicsBreaking Cultural Traditions: Culture, Family Play Role in Sports for Latina Girls; On the Rez; Part V | Sexuality and Sport; Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport; Homophobia Alleged in University of Florida Softball; Less Ugly; Sex, Lies, and Volleyball; In the Buff: Female Athletes Take It All Off; A New Image Exposed; Part VI | The Feminine Image in Sports and Sports Media; Separating the Men from the Girls: The Gendered Language of Televised Sports

Sport and Society Broadcast for Friday, August 16, 1996The Women''s Sports Film as the New Melodrama; It''s Time to Tell the Bloody Truth; Bloodsport: Woman''s First Pro Fight is Her Last; Offesnive Interference; Part VII | Law and Equity: Title IX and Its Aftermath; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972: Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688; 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; Title IX at 30: Report Card on Gender Equity-Athletics, C+

A Train Wreck Called Title IX

The only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports

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CHOICE Review

Schultz (Penn State) teams up with original editors O'Reilly (journal Addiction) and Cahn (Univ. of Buffalo) to provide a second edition of this documentary collection, first published in 2007. The challenge of selecting resources (scholarly and popular articles, reports, etc.) in the seven themes identified has mixed results in highlighting the progress and tensions when considering gender and sport. This reviewer has identified gaps in topic coverage, such as the shortage of female referees and officials, increased participation and costs of competitive sport clubs, and increasing numbers of women competing in senior and master's sports. The book concludes with the Feminist Majorities' Strategies for Change (1995). However, a listing of additional resources, including web links to supplement the categories, would have served to further the discussion of the conflict, obstacles, challenges, and successes that girls and women who compete in all types of sports, at all levels and in various professional statuses, still face. Neither edition mentions the government's review of Title IX in 2002, which resulted in two separate reports illustrating the many layers of issues in gender and sport. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. Undergraduates and general readers. --Mila C. Su, SUNY Plattsburgh

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JEAN O'REILLY holds a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of East Anglia in England. She teaches courses on women's sports films at the University of Connecticut.SUSAN K. CAHN, Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of the award-winning Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports (1994) and is widely recognized as one of the top scholars of women's sports history.

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