New PDF release: A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female

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

Female athletes are too frequently perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated global of activities. hindrances particular to girls are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same features ancillary to gender undergo specified exploration in how they effect an athlete's tale. crucial to this quantity is the competition that ladies of their function as inherent outsiders are put in a special place much more complex than the standard reviews of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The participants discover and critique the concept 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.

These essays glance in particular and significantly on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, attractiveness, and recreation. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their certain and infrequently difficult legacies. ladies athletes mentioned during this quantity contain 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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