Sports & Recreation

Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607749793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 1753

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. Women for the win! A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
Social Science

Women and Sports in the United States

A Documentary Reader

Author: Jean O'Reilly

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537871

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 9767

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

Nike is a Goddess

The History of Women in Sports

Author: Lissa Smith

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137616

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

View: 4439

Fourteen female sportswriters trace the growth of women's sports over the past century, highlighting the pioneering athletes who changed the image of the female athlete and the professionalization of the games
Sports & Recreation

The Girl and the Game

A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition

Author: M. Ann Hall

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442634146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 424

View: 801

In the second edition of this groundbreaking social history, M. Ann Hall begins with an important new chapter on Aboriginal women and early sport and ends with a new chapter tying today's trends and issues in Canadian women's sport to their origins in the past. Students will appreciate the more descriptive chapter titles and the restructuring of the book into easily digestible sections. Fifty-two images complement Hall's lively narrative.
History

Women in Sports History

Author: Carol A. Osborne,Fiona Skillen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985230

Category: History

Page: 146

View: 3563

Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the book goes on to examine aspects of women’s participation between the late-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century more broadly. It draws together some of the latest research undertaken by international scholars working in the field, and includes case studies about golf, bridge, rowing, figure skating and athletics. Between them the chapters demonstrate that women enjoyed mixed fortunes in sport. They positively highlight the scope of participation, as well as the complex interactions and responses that participation generated on account of life stage, social class, ethnicity and national identity across time and place. The incorporated methodological and theoretical approaches invite readers to reconsider existing sport historiography and point to new directions for future research. This book was first published as a special issue of Sport in History.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Women, Media and Sport

Challenging Gender Values

Author: Pamela J. Creedon

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452254672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 4098

This book - the first to link feminism, sport and media theory - provides a broad cultural studies orientation. In addition to a theoretical analysis, it provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects and the construction of the sportswoman and women's sports. Divided into three parts, the book: provides an overview of the three areas; focuses on the print and broadcast media portrayal of women's sport, examining such issues as the relationship of sports promotion to media representations of women's sports and the ways in which sports reporting is taught to future journalists; and seeks to develop a new model for the future.
Sports & Recreation

Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles [2 volumes]

Author: Adrienne N. Milner,Jomills Henry Braddock II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 529

View: 9379

Covering a breadth of topics surrounding the current state of women in sports, this two-volume collection taps current events, sociological and feminist theory, and recent research to contextualize women's experiences in sports within a patriarchal society and highlight areas for improvement. • Includes contributions from a wide variety of athletes and scholars from around the world and comprises content edited by two editors of different sexes and races • Challenges conventional wisdom surrounding women's place and treatment in sport as female athletes continue to break sex barriers and shatter previous expectations regarding their ability to compete against men • Relates topics of sexism, gender expectations, and discrimination to key issues within the larger social structure
Sports & Recreation

Women in Sports

The Complete Book on the World's Greatest Female Athletes

Author: Joseph Layden

Publisher: Stoddart

ISBN: 9781575440644

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6452

Profiles such athletes as Bonnie Blair, Gail Devers, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Picabo Street
Social Science

Women in Sports Coaching

Author: Nicole M. LaVoi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317561619

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 1115

Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite increasing female sport participation. The percentage of women who coach women are in the minority in most sports, and there is a near absence of women coaching men. This important new book examines why. Drawing on original multi-disciplinary research from across the globe, including first-hand accounts from practicing coaches, the book illuminates and examines the status of women in coaching, explores the complex issues they face in pursuing their careers, and suggests solutions for eliminating the barriers that impede women in coaching. Developing an innovative model of intersectionality and power constructs through which to guide research, the book covers issues including sexual identity, race, motherhood, cross-gender coaching and media coverage to give voice to women coaches from around the world. As such, Women in Sports Coaching is essential reading for serious students and scholars of sports coaching, sport sociology or anyone with an interest in gender and sport.
Health & Fitness

Encyclopedia of Hair

A Cultural History

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331459

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 455

View: 1759

Describes the cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of hairdressing and hairstyling throughout history.
Social Science

Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Author: Jaime Schultz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252095960

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8266

This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women’s participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer.
Social Science

Women's Sports

A History

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231069571

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 550

Traces the history of women in sports from ancient civilizations to the present, analyzing the relationship between social class and choice of sport, and the varying ways sporting women are perceived in different cultures
Sports & Recreation

Great Women in Sports

Author: Anne Janette Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 552

View: 6784

Profiles noteworthy women in sports from archery to waterskiing, including both individuals and groups; discusses their education, the highlights of their careers, records, and awards; and describes the difficulties they faced and the triumphs they won
Sports & Recreation

Women and Sport in Latin America

Author: Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131756572X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 8081

This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.
Sports for women

Winning Ways

A Photohistory of American Women in Sports

Author: Nigel McMullen,Sue Macy

Publisher: Polaris

ISBN: 9780590763363

Category: Sports for women

Page: 15

View: 3124

Text and photographs chronicle the social history of female athletes, from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.
History

Versailles

A Biography of a Palace

Author: Tony Spawforth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429928786

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3643

The behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace's legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France's old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European courts, all in an iconic home for the French arts. The palace itself has been radically altered since 1789, and the court was long ago swept away. Versailles sets out to rediscover what is now a vanished world: a great center of power, seat of royal government, and, for thousands, a home both grand and squalid, bound by social codes almost incomprehensible to us today. Using eyewitness testimony as well as the latest historical research, Spawforth offers the first full account of Versailles in English in over thirty years. Blowing away the myths of Versailles, he analyses afresh the politics behind the Sun King's construction of the palace and shows how Versailles worked as the seat of a royal court. He probes the conventional picture of a "perpetual house party" of courtiers and gives full weight to the darker side: not just the mounting discomfort of the aging buildings but also the intrigue and status anxiety of its aristocrats. The book brings out clearly the fateful consequences for the French monarchy of its relocation to Versailles and also examines the changing place of Versailles in France's national identity since 1789. Many books have told the stories of the royals and artists living in Versailles, but this is the first to turn its focus on the palace itself---from architecture and politics to scandal and restoration.
Sports & Recreation

A History of Women's Boxing

Author: Malissa Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442229950

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 346

View: 7378

A History of Women’s Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought—and continue to fight—in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone. Inside-the-ring action is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the stories of the women who played important roles outside the ring, from spectators and judges to managers and trainers. The first comprehensive history of women’s boxing, this book is sure to enlighten all readers—boxing fans, historians, scholars, and general sports fans alike.
Sports & Recreation

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport

Author: Susan K Cahn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252097521

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 8677

Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.
Sports & Recreation

She's a Knockout!

A History of Women in Fighting Sports

Author: L.A. Jennings

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236442

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

View: 6408

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells the stories of these extraordinary women, including boxer Laila Ali, Olympic wrestler Randi Miller, and Mixed Martial Arts phenom Debi Purcell, all of whom found success competing in their historically male sports. Featuring historical and current photographs, promotional posters, and exclusive interviews with professional fighters, this book delivers a detailed look into the struggles and triumphs of female fighters.
Biography & Autobiography

Her story in sport

a historical anthology of women in sports

Author: Reet Howell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 615

View: 5572