A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

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ISBN-13: 9781496807847
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David C. Ogden, Pacific Junction, Iowa, is associate professor in the department of communications at University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is coeditor (with Joel Nathan Rosen) of Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations and Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace, both published by the University Press of Mississippi.


Joel Nathan Rosen, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Moravian College. He is coeditor (with David C. Ogden) of Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations and Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace, both published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Locker Room of One's Own Roberta J. Newman vii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Engaging Contested Terrain David C. Ogden Joel Nathan Rosen xvii

Folklore and Fairy Tales: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Revealed Martha Reid 3

"Take Me Out to the Bellegame": How the AAGPBL Gained and Maintained Its Highly Respected Reputation Kimberly Young 23

The Woman Who Should Be King: The Simplification of the Life and Career of Billie Jean King Elizabeth O'Connell 43

Venus and Serena Williams: Traversing the Barriers of the Country Club World Earl Smith Angela J. Hattery 72

Marion Jones: Equity through Infamy Roberta J. Newman Joel Nathan Rosen 92

Paired Heroines: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the Global Stage Kathleen A. Bishop 107

"Raindrops on a Window": Race and Sex and the Framing of the Sheryl Swoopes Narrative Lisa Doris Alexander 124

Florence Griffith Joyner: Sexual Politician in a Unitard Yvonne D. Sims 146

Racing into the Storm: Roberta Gibb, Kathrine Switzer, and Women's Marathoning Oren Renick Lea Robin Velez 162

Go Mama! Branded by Beauty: How Danica Patrick Swooned Her Way into Sponsorship Lisa R. Neilson 175

Afterword: The Goddess Dethroned Jack Lule 191

List of Contributors 199

Index 205

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