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Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports
     

Playing Nice: Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports

by Mary Jo Festle
 

ISBN-10: 0231101627

ISBN-13: 9780231101622

Pub. Date: 09/05/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This discussion of women's entry into the male-dominated world of sports chronicles the evolution of public attitudes and private ambitions from the 1950s to the present. The book identifies the intricacies of equality, difference and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sport. Highlighting tennis, basketball and intercollegiate

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This discussion of women's entry into the male-dominated world of sports chronicles the evolution of public attitudes and private ambitions from the 1950s to the present. The book identifies the intricacies of equality, difference and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sport. Highlighting tennis, basketball and intercollegiate sports, the book explores the strategies which women have used to assert dual roles as athletes and women. The author finds that, in order to avoid negative stereotyping, the commonest strategy was and still is apology for taking an interest 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

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