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Women And Sports In The United States: A Documentary Reader.

O'reilly, Jean & Cahn, Susan K. (editors).

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ISBN 10: 1555536719 / ISBN 13: 9781555536718
Published by University Press of New England, Lebanon, 2007
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377 pages. Softcover. New book. SPORTS. This is the only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports. A spectacular transformation in women's sports has occurred over the past century in colleges, high schools, and recreational leagues across the nation. Gradual changes during the late 1950s and 1960s within the fields of women's physical education and amateur sport provided the initial energy for this transformation. But it took the rebirth of a grassroots feminist movement in the late 1960s and 1970s to catalyze the radical changes in women's athletic opportunities and attitudes toward female athletes. The assimilation of feminist principles into the broader popular culture solidified the belief that sport plays a positive role in the lives of girls and women. Political activists for women's rights codified this attitude with the passage of Title IX of the 1972 Federal Education Amendments, a law banning gender discrimination in educational settings, thus guaranteeing women's legal right to an equitable share of athletic opportunities and resources. Though the sea change in American women's sports is evident in schools, the media, and local playing fields, scholars are still in the early stages of fully examining the causes and impacts of this historic change. Women and Sports in the United States brings together scholarly articles, journalism, political and legal documents, and first-person accounts that collectively explore women's sports in America, with emphasis on the post-Title IX era. The contents of this book is as follows: Acknowledgments ¥Timeline: 125 Years of U.S. Women in Sports - Compiled by Susan K. Cahn and Jean O'Reilly ¥Pioneering Women in Sport ¥Olympic Women: A Struggle for Recognition - Jennifer Hargreaves ¥How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle ¥Frances E. Willard ¥The World-Beating Viking Girl of Texas -No Author Attribution ¥Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports ¥Mary Jo Festle ¥Pioneers - J. E. Vader ¥ Riggs Butchered by Ms. King as Promoters Score a Million - Charles Maher ¥"Mia" Culpa: The All-Too Quiet Retirement of Mia Hamm - David Zirin ¥Negotiating Masculinity and Femininity: The Female Athlete as Oxymoron ¥The Significance of Basket Ball for Women - Senda Berenson ¥ Are Athletics Making Girls Masculine?: A Practical Answer to a Question Every Girl Asks - Dudley A. Sargent, M.D. ¥All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Rules of Conduct, 1943-1954 - The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League ¥Psychosocial Impacts of Athletic Participation on American Women: Facts and Fables - Don Sabo ¥Throwing Like a Girl - James Fallows ¥ Living the Paradox: Female Athletes Negotiate Femininity and Muscularity - Vikki Krane, Precilla Y. L. Choi, Shannon M. Baird, Christine M. Aimar, and Kerrie J. Kauer ¥Competing Bodies: Physiological, Biological, and Psychological Issues ¥Chromosome Count - Alison Carlson ¥Closing the Muscle Gap - Ann Crittenden ¥Understanding the Female Athlete Triad - Irene McCormick ¥Women and ACL Injuries: Taking the Bad News with the Good - Maureen Madden, PT, CSCS ¥Catastrophic Injuries in Female Athletes: Cheerleading Leads the List - Robert C. Cantu, M.D., and Frederick O. Mueller, Ph.D. ¥Women, Disability, and Sport and Physical Fitness Activity: The Intersection of Gender and Disability Dynamics - Elaine M. Blinde and Sarah G. McCallister ¥Anabolic Steroids: The Gremlins of Sport - Terry Todd ¥Eating Disorders and Gymnastics - Ana Cintado ¥The Silence of Great Distance: Women Running Long - Frank Murphy ¥Coming Home - Joli Sandoz ¥Stronger Women - Mariah Burton Nelson ¥Building Inequality into Sport: Institutionalized Bias ¥Structural Constraints Facing Women in Sport - Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell ¥Half-Court Basketball: Power and Sex - Heather Ross Miller ¥"I Can See the Finish Line" - Mark Starr ¥Courting Destiny - Raquel Cepeda ¥The Cold Wars: Inside the Secret World of Figure Sk. Bookseller Inventory # 40503X6

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Title: Women And Sports In The United States: A ...

Publisher: University Press of New England, Lebanon

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition..

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A spectacular transformation in women’s sports has occurred over the past century in colleges, high schools, and recreational leagues across the nation. Gradual changes during the late 1950s and 1960s within the fields of women’s physical education and amateur sport provided the initial energy for this transformation. But it took the rebirth of a grassroots feminist movement in the late 1960s and 1970s to catalyze the radical changes in women’s athletic opportunities and attitudes toward female athletes. The assimilation of feminist principles into the broader popular culture solidified the belief that sport plays a positive role in the lives of girls and women. Political activists for women’s rights codified this attitude with the passage of Title IX of the 1972 Federal Education Amendments, a law banning gender discrimination in educational settings, thus guaranteeing women’s legal right to an equitable share of athletic opportunities and resources.

Though the sea change in American women’s sports is evident in schools, the media, and local playing fields, scholars are still in the early stages of fully examining the causes and impacts of this historic change. Women and Sports in the United States brings together scholarly articles, journalism, political and legal documents, and first-person accounts that collectively explore women’s sports in America, with emphasis on the post–Title IX era.

This book was published with the generous support of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University.

About the Author:

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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