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Coming on Strong Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sport

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ISBN-10: 0029050758

ISBN-13: 9780029050750

Edition: 1994

Authors: Susan K. Cahn

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Drawing on historical records and contemporary interviews, Cahn chronicles the remarkable transformation made by women's sports in the the 20th century, revealing the struggles faced by women to overcome social constraints and behavior codes, and how sport has changes their lives. Photos.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 1/10/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 358
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Susan K. Cahn is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Preface
Introduction
The New Type of Athletic Girl
Grass-roots Growth and Sexual Sensation in the Flapper Era
Games of Strife: The Battle over Women's Competitive Sport
Order on the Court: The Campaign to Suppress Women's Basketball
"Cinderellas" of Sport: Black Women in Track and Field
No Freaks, No Amazons, No Boyish Bobs: The All-American Girls Baseball League
Beauty and the Butch: The "Mannish" Athlete and the Lesbian Threat
"Play It, Don't Say It": Lesbian Identity and Community in Women's Sport
Women Competing/Gender Contested
You've Come a Long Way, Maybe: A "Revolution" in Women's Sport?
Notes
Index