Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Women and Sport: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by D. Margaret Costa, Sharon Guthrie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873226868
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 08/24/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
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 Agenda
Catriona M. Parratt

-In the Beginning: The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
June Kennard and John Marshall Carter

-From ""Genteel Diversions"" to ""Bruising Peg"": Active Pastimes, Exercise, and Sports for Females in Late 17th and 18th Century Europe
Roberta J. Park

-The Recreational Experiences of Early American Women
Nancy L. Struna

-Women, Sport, and Exercise in the 19th Century
Patricia A. Vertinsky

-The Story of Women's Athletics: Manipulating a Dream, 1890-1985
Joan S. Hult

-From Lowell Mills to the Halls of Fame: Industrial League Sport for Women
Lynne Emery

-A Century of Women's Olympic Competition
Paula Welch and D. Margaret Costa
Part II: Biomedical Considerations

-It's Mostly a Matter of Metric
Jackie Hudson

-Body Composition
Patty Freedson

-Cardiovascular Fitness
Patty Freedson

-Muscle Strength and Endurance
Patty Freedson

-Endocrine Basis of Exercise-Induced Amenorrhea
Mary Jane De Souza, Joan Carles Arce, and Deborah A. Metzger

-Exercise and Bone Health Across the Life Span
Mary Jane De Souza, Joan Carles Arce, John L. Nulsen, and Jacqueline Puhl
Part III: Psychosocial Dimensions

-Feminist Perspectives: Intersections with Women and Sport
D. Margaret Costa and Sharon R. Guthrie

-Psychological Perspectives on Women in Sport
Diane L. Gill

-She Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease: The Contributions of Feminist Psychology
Mary E. Duquin

-The Significance of Body Image in Psychosocial Development and in Embodying Feminist Perspectives
Sharon R. Guthrie and Shirley Castelnuovo

-The Sociological Study of Women in Sport
Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell

-Structural Constraints Facing Women in Sport
Nancy Theberge and Susan Birrell

-Ideological Control of Women in Sport
Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge

-Feminist Resistance and Transformation in Sport
Susan Birrell and Nancy Theberge


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