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Women and Sport Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0873226860
ISBN-13: 9780873226868
Edition: 1994
List price: $65.00
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Description: This provocative text--the product of more than 10 years of instruction and research--is the most comprehensive study to date on the past, present, and future of women and sport. An ideal textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 8/24/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This provocative text--the product of more than 10 years of instruction and research--is the most comprehensive study to date on the past, present, and future of women and sport. An ideal textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students as well as a timely reference for scholars and researchers, Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives sets the record straight about the women`s sport experience. More than 20 expert contributors examine, analyze, and synthesize the issues surrounding women and sport from historical, biomedical, psychological, and sociological perspectives.Part Idiscusses the historical and cultural foundations of women`s sport from ancient times to the modern era, as seen through the eyes of the participants and general public.Part IIexamines biomedical considerations, touching on such topics as body composition, cardiovascular fitness, gender differences in muscular strength, exercise-induced amenorrhea, and osteoporosis.Part IIIanalyzes the psychosocial dimensions of women`s sport, including sociocultural, political, and economic factors that have led to changes for women in sport and reviews the oppression historically experienced by women and men in sport. Although the book is designed primarily as a text for upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in women`s sport studies, the comprehensive nature of Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives makes it equally appropriate for sport sociology, sport history, general women`s studies, and gender-oriented psychology, sociology, and anthropology classes. In addition, female sport participants who want to know more about how their own sporting heritage has been influenced by social, psychological, and biomedical factors will find the book valuable.

Historical and Cultural Foundations of Women's Sport From the History of Women in Sport to Women's Sport History: A Research Agenda
In the Beginning: The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
From ""Genteel Diversions"" to ""Bruising Peg"": Active Pastimes, Exercise, and Sports for Females in Late 17th and 18th Century Europe
The Recreational Experiences of Early American Women
Women, Sport, and Exercise in the 19th Century
The Story of Women's Athletics: Manipulating a Dream, 1890-1985
From Lowell Mills to the Halls of Fame: Industrial League Sport for Women
A Century of Women's Olympic Competition
Biomedical Considerations
It's Mostly a Matter of Metric
Body Composition
Cardiovascular Fitness
Muscle Strength and Endurance
Endocrine Basis of Exercise-Induced Amenorrhea
Exercise and Bone Health Across the Life Span
Psychosocial Dimensions
Feminist Perspectives: Intersections with Women and Sport
Psychological Perspectives on Women in Sport
She Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease: The Contributions of Feminist Psychology
The Significance of Body Image in Psychosocial Development and in Embodying Feminist Perspectives
The Sociological Study of Women in Sport
Structural Constraints Facing Women in Sport
Ideological Control of Women in Sport
Feminist Resistance and Transformation in Sport

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