Women in Sport Issues and Controversies

ISBN-10: 0883148137

ISBN-13: 9780883148136

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Greta L. Cohen

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The issues that impact on the emergence of girls and women into the mainstream of American sport are explored in this comprehensive overview. The contributors, from a wide range of backgrounds, examine the political, historical, economic, psychological, physiological and sociological issues significant to women's participation in sports. Topics covered include: joining the sports establishment; homophobia in sports; exploitation of minorities; and competitiveness versus nurturing in sports.
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List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

100 Years in Women's Sports
Gender Issues
Gender Role Stereotypes and Early Childhood Socializationp. 3
Whose Body Is This? Women's Sports and Sexual Politicsp. 15
Herstory: A Legacy of Honor
Heroines: Paving the Wayp. 27
The Legendary Babe Didrikson Zahariasp. 38
The All-American Girls' Professional Baseball Leaguep. 49
The AIAW: Governance by Woman for Womenp. 59
Government and Policy
Governance: The First Half Centuryp. 69
Letters Home: My Life With Title IXp. 79
Secondary School Programs: Diversity in Practicep. 95
Political Analysis: Gender Equity Strategies for the Futurep. 104
Physiological Perspectives
Basic Exercise Physiology: Myths and Realitiesp. 119
Nutrition and the Female Athletep. 133
Athletic Training for the Female Athletep. 147
Eating Disorders and Related Behavior Among Athletesp. 158
Institutionalization of Women's Sports
Media Portrayal of the Female Athletep. 171
The Olympic Games: Our Birthright to Sportsp. 185
Homophobia in Women's Sports: The Fear That Divides Usp. 193
The Minority Experience in Sport: Monochromatic or Technicolor?p. 204
Psychological Perspectives
Competition: Perceived Barriers to Successp. 217
The Coach's Rolep. 230
Women With Disabilitiesp. 238
Economics of Sport
Equity: What Price Equality?p. 251
The New Competition: Sports Careers for Womenp. 264
Tennis: Hard Work Paying Offp. 275
Changing Times
One Future for Sport: Moving Toward an Ethic of Carep. 289
Women's Sport and the Feminist Movement: Building Bridgesp. 297
Sport in the Global Communityp. 305
Author Indexp. 320
Subject Indexp. 325
About the Authorsp. 334
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