Download A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female by David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen,Roberta J. Newman,Jack Lule PDF

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 characteristics ancillary to gender undergo distinctive exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. crucial to this quantity is the rivalry that girls of their position as inherent outsiders are put in a special place much more advanced than the standard studies of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The participants discover and critique the idea 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 particularly and severely on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, acceptance, and activity. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their specific and sometimes challenging 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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