Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports

Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports

by Mary Jo Festle
     
 

Mary Jo Festle reveals the true story of public attitudes and private ambitions surrounding women's athletics in the post-World War II era, confronting the politics of equality, difference, identity, and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sports.

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Mary Jo Festle reveals the true story of public attitudes and private ambitions surrounding women's athletics in the post-World War II era, confronting the politics of equality, difference, identity, and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231101622
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
09/05/1996
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Introduction: The 1950s3
Ch. 1Only the Right Kind: College Women's Sports in the 1950s9
Ch. 2Girls' Rules: Championships, Apologies, and Basketball in the 1950s28
Ch. 3Members Only: Class, Race, and Amateur Tennis for Women in the 1950s53
Introduction: 1955-196775
Ch. 4Transitional Years: Physical Educators, the State, the Media, and New Opportunities for Athletes, 1955-196779
Introduction: 1968-1979105
Ch. 5Politicization: Title IX and the Movement for Equality in Intercollegiate Athletics, 1968-1974109
Ch. 6Rebellion: Women's Pro Tennis, 1968-1975142
Ch. 7Equality and/or Difference? AIAW, NCAA, and Intercollegiate Athletics, 1974-1979165
Introduction: 1980-1990195
Ch. 8Backsliding: AIAW, Title IX, and College Sports, 1980-1988199
Ch. 9A Second Stage: Pro Tennis in the 1980s228
Ch. 10Dreams Deferred: Professional Basketball in the 1980s248
Epilogue: Women's Sports in the 1990s265
Conclusion283
Notes291
Selected Bibliography365
Index375

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