Essays discuss women's athletics, high school sports, success against male competitors, treatment by the press, mixed doubles, and body building
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Since 1972, when federal law barred discriminatory funding of sports, females have woven themselves firmly into the fabric of athletic competition. In this provocative and informative book, Nelson, an editor for Women's Sport and Fitness, examines how it happened. Using case histories of the likes of Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, she covers the ramifications of everything from gender-related ability gaps to lesbianism and New-Wave philosophy. Nelson concludes that women, with their supposed instinct for cooperation, are leading a quiet yet pervasive revolution that could change sport from its current male-driven course of ritualized violence and cut-throat competition into a more caring--a more sporting --business.
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Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394575768
Book Description Random House, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394575768