Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf / Edition 1

Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf / Edition 1

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by Todd W. Crosset
     
 

A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

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A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791424902
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.61(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. The Social and Historical Context of the LPGA

1. Out Here

2. Outsiders Inside the Tournament

3. Radicals among the Power Elite

4. Getting In and Staying Out

Part II. Inside the Subworld

5. Doing Gender and the Prowess Ethic

6. The Prowess Ethic and the Parent Culture

7. The Image Makers

8. Interpresonal Relations on the Tour

9. Fans, Status, an the Gift of Golf

Part III. The Ideological Struggle Over Women's Golf

10. The Corporate Image

11. Prowess and Transformation

12. Feminism and the Tour

Part IV. The LPGA as an Agent of Social Change

13. Class, Race, and the Increasing Exclusivity of the Tour

14. Gender Equality and the LPGA

Appendices

A. Player Profiles
B. The Methods
C. Intergenerational Class and Occupational Mobility Chart

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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