Social Science

Out of Play

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 558

A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.
Sports & Recreation

Women’s Sport in Africa

Author: John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 134

View: 880

In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is worthy of exploration and research. This path-breaking collection of essays provides an introduction to a variety of dimensions of women’s participation in African sports. Several key concepts are addressed in the book: women and media, women and sport-migration, sport and empowerment, sporting and social development, women’s sport and postcolonial Africa, and professional sport and economic development. This collection, authored by established scholars, will attract readership from students from Sports Studies to African Studies and from undergraduate students to university teachers. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Technology & Engineering

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Author: David Nylund

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

View: 696

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.
Sports & Recreation

The Best Olympics Ever?

Author: Helen Lenskyj

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

View: 565

Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.
Social Science

From Ballroom to DanceSport

Author: Caroline Joan Picart

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

View: 164

An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.