Sport, Rhetoric, And Gender

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Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender deconstructs the role of rhetoric in the multi-billion dollar popular cultural/infotainment business. Wide-ranging, its 21 chapters, from contributors representing a number of different disciplines and athletic interests, examine sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena. Edited by Linda K. Fuller, it consists of these divisions: 1.Sport language per se; 2.Historical perspectives; ...

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Overview

Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender deconstructs the role of rhetoric in the multi-billion dollar popular cultural/infotainment business. Wide-ranging, its 21 chapters, from contributors representing a number of different disciplines and athletic interests, examine sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena. Edited by Linda K. Fuller, it consists of these divisions: 1.Sport language per se; 2.Historical perspectives; 3.Print media representations; 4.Broadcast media representations; 5.Visual media representations; and 6.Classic case studies.

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Editorial Reviews

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"As the editor of this ambitious collection, Fuller has carved out a unique niche. The three topics of sports, gender, and rhetoric are each individually broad fields of study now and, by combining them, this work will to touch a nerve with many people. This book is interesting, original, and insightful."—Michael Real, Royal Roads University, Canada

"This informative, captivating collection of extremely well-written essays cover a wide variety of topics . . . A wonderful resource for those interested in women's studies, women and sport and sports sociology." —Choice

"...a convincing and important collection which adds a great deal to our understanding of how our self-image and our image of others is shaped by the pervasive discourse of sports language. Models of leadership, team work, and strategies for meeting objectives in the workplace and in our homes are all—this book argues persuasively—in some way shaped by the discourse of sports."—Media Development

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403973283
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda K. Fuller, Professor in the Communications Department of Worcester (MA) State College, is the author/ (co)editor of more than 20 books and 250+ professional publications and conference reports, including the five-volume series Beyond the Stars: Studies in American Popular Film (1990-1996); Communicating Comfortably: Your Guide to Overcoming Speaking and Writing Anxieties (1990); The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, Implications (1992); Community Television in the U.S.: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access (1994); Communicating About Communicable Diseases (1995); Media-Mediated Relationships (1996); Dictionary of Quotations in Communications (1997); Women and AIDS: Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation (1998); Media-Mediated AIDS (2003), and National Days/National Ways (2004). She has been appointed Visiting Senior Fellow at Northeastern University for 2005-2006, with the Institute for Critical Gender and Ethnic Studies Research.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Sport Language Per Se
• Sportswomanship: The Cultural Acceptance of Sport for Women Versus the Accommodation of Cultured Women in Sport—L. Marlene Mawson
Language, Gender, and Sport: A Review of the Research Literature—Jeffrey O. Segrave, Katherine L. McDowell and James G. King
• "Throw Like a Girl" Doesn't Mean What It Used To: Research on Gender, Language, and Power—Faye Linda Wachs
Part II: Historical Perspectives * "A Glow of Pleasurable Excitement": Images of the New Athletic Woman in American Popular Culture, 1880-1920—Nancy G. Rosoff
• A Woman in a Man's World: "Annie Laurie," One of America's First Sportswriters—Mike Sowell
• White Sauvage-ry: Revisiting the Collegians and Coeds of Old Siwash College—Jane Stangl
Part III: Print Media Representations * She Got Game, but She Don 't Got Fame—Susan Burris
• Strong Enough to Be a Man, But Made a Woman: Discourses of Femininity in Sports Illustrated for Women—Cheryl Cooky
• Running a Different Race? The Rhetoric of 'Women's-Only' Content in Runner's World—Marie Hardin and Julie Dodd
Control: Em-powerment and the Fitness Discourse—Jennifer Smith Maguire
• Minimizing the Maxim Model?: Interpreting the Sexual Body Rhetoric of Teenage Moms through Physical Education—Treena Orchard, Jennifer Stark, and Joannie Halas
Part IV: Broadcast Media Representations * Television and Aerobic Sport: Empowerment and Patriarchy in Denise Austin's Daily WorkoutsMelissa Camacho
• We Don't Glow, We Sweat: The Ever Changing Commentary about Women's Athletics—James R. Hallmark
Part V: Visual Media Representations
• Game Face: Sports Reporters' Use of Sexualized Language in Coverage of Women's Professional TennisKimberly L. Bissell
• The Vamp, the Homebody, and the Upstart: Women, Language, and Baseball Films—Linda K. Fuller
• Britney, the Body, and the Blurring of Popular Cultures: A Case Study of Music Videos, Gender, a Transcendent Celebrity, and Health Issues—Catherine Sabiston and Brian Wilson
Part VI: Classic Case Studies * NASCAR's Boy Wonder: Jeff Gordon as Ambivalent Sex Symbol in a Macho Sub-Culture—Scott AGM Crawford
• "Hey, I'm the Coach's Wife, Not the Team Mom": The Rhetoric of Little League Mothers' Role Performances—Kim Golombisky
• "Man-On": The Culture of Girls' Soccer—Sally Cole Mooney
• The Making of the Perfect Sacrifice: An Analysis of Football Coaches' Rhetorical Descriptions of Their Wives—Diana L. Tucker
• GirlSpeak: Adolescent Females Talk about Their Athletic Identities—Susan G. Zieff

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