This provocative text--the product of more than 10 years of instruction and research--is the most comprehensive study to date on the past, present, and future of women and sport. An ideal textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students as well as a timely reference for scholars and researchers, Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives sets the record straight about the women's sport experience. More than 20 expert contributors examine, analyze, and synthesize the issues surrounding women and sport from historical, biomedical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Part I discusses the historical and cultural foundations of women's sport from ancient times to the modern era, as seen through the eyes of the participants and general public. Part II examines biomedical considerations, touching on such topics as body composition, cardiovascular fitness, gender differences in muscular strength, exercise-induced amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. Part III analyzes the psychosocial dimensions of women's sport, including sociocultural, political, and economic factors that have led to changes for women in sport and reviews the oppression historically experienced by women and men in sport. Although the book is designed primarily as a text for upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in women's sport studies, the comprehensive nature of Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives makes it equally appropriate for sport sociology, sport history, general women's studies, and gender-oriented psychology, sociology, and anthropology classes. In addition, female sport participants who want to know more about how their own sporting heritage has been influenced by social, psychological, and biomedical factors will find the book valuable.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.63(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.25(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
D. Margaret Costa, PhD, is the director of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University-Long Beach. A professor of Physical Education and Women's Studies, Dr. Costa has taught courses on women in sport at CSULB for more than 10 years and has long been involved in promoting the women's sport experience as a serious area of study in sport history.
Dr. Costa is the author of numerous scholarly articles on women in sport and has made presentations on the subject before members of more than a dozen professional associations in the United States and abroad. Her co-authored article comparing women's sports competition in the 1980s in southern California, the USSR, and Jordan led the way for many cross-national studies of women's sports throughout the world. Dr. Costa's most recent research focused on the sporting experiences of Japanese-American women in the 1930s and 1940s. In her leisure time Dr. Costa enjoys running and playing golf.
Sharon R. Guthrie, PhD, has been an assistant professor in the Physical Education Department at California State University-Long Beach since 1990. Her teaching specialties include sport psychology and sociology, as well as courses related to women in sport.
A native of southern California, Dr. Guthrie received her doctorate in 1985 from The Ohio State University and taught at DePaul University in Chicago from 1986-90. She wrote the first master's thesis on the impact of homophobia on women in sport and physical education (1982) and the first doctoral dissertation examining eating disorders among collegiate athletes (1985). Since then, she has published several articles and book chapters on issues related to women in sport. A former member of the UCLA varsity tennis team and a competitive racquetball player, Dr. Guthrie is an avid yet noncompetitive bodybuilder.
Table of Contents"
Part I: Historical and Cultural Foundations of Women's Sport From the History of Women in Sport to Women's Sport History: A Research AgendaCatriona M. Parratt
-In the Beginning: The Ancient and Medieval WorldsJune Kennard and John Marshall Carter
-From ""Genteel Diversions"" to ""Bruising Peg"": Active Pastimes, Exercise, and Sports for Females in Late 17th and 18th Century EuropeRoberta J. Park
-The Recreational Experiences of Early American WomenNancy L. Struna
-Women, Sport, and Exercise in the 19th CenturyPatricia A. Vertinsky
-The Story of Women's Athletics: Manipulating a Dream, 1890-1985Joan S. Hult
-From Lowell Mills to the Halls of Fame: Industrial League Sport for WomenLynne Emery
-A Century of Women's Olympic CompetitionPaula Welch and D. Margaret CostaPart II: Biomedical Considerations
-It's Mostly a Matter of MetricJackie Hudson
-Body CompositionPatty Freedson
-Cardiovascular FitnessPatty Freedson
-Muscle Strength and EndurancePatty Freedson
-Endocrine Basis of Exercise-Induced AmenorrheaMary Jane De Souza, Joan Carles Arce, and Deborah A. Metzger
-Exercise and Bone Health Across the Life SpanMary Jane De Souza, Joan Carles Arce, John L. Nulsen, and Jacqueline Puhl Part III: Psychosocial Dimensions
-Feminist Perspectives: Intersections with Women and SportD. Margaret Costa and Sharon R. Guthrie
-Psychological Perspectives on Women in SportDiane L. Gill
-She Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease: The Contributions of Feminist PsychologyMary E. Duquin
-The Significance of Body Image in Psychosocial Development and in Embodying Feminist PerspectivesSharon R. Guthrie and Shirley Castelnuovo
-The Sociological Study of Women in SportNancy Theberge and Susan Birrell
-Structural Constraints Facing Women in SportNancy Theberge and Susan Birrell
-Ideological Control of Women in SportSusan Birrell and Nancy Theberge
-Feminist Resistance and Transformation in SportSusan Birrell and Nancy Theberge"