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By David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen,Roberta J. Newman,Jack Lule

ISBN-10: 1496807847

ISBN-13: 9781496807847

ISBN-10: 161703813X

ISBN-13: 9781617038136

Female athletes are too frequently perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated global of activities. hindrances particular to ladies are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same characteristics ancillary to gender endure specific exploration in how they effect an athlete's tale. valuable to this quantity is the competition that girls of their function as inherent outsiders are put in a special place much more advanced than the standard stories of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The participants discover and critique the suggestion that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the normal demographic profile, that of the white male.

those essays glance in particular and significantly on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, attractiveness, and activity. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their distinct and infrequently not easy legacies. girls athletes mentioned during this quantity comprise Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the ladies of the AAGPBL, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams, Marion Jones, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Sheryl Swoopes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, and Danica Patrick.

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