A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female by David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen,Roberta J. Newman,Jack Lule

By David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen,Roberta J. Newman,Jack Lule

Female athletes are too usually perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated international of activities. hindrances particular to ladies are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same traits ancillary to gender endure precise exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. relevant to this quantity is the rivalry that ladies of their position as inherent outsiders are positioned in a special place much more advanced than the standard reviews of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The members discover and critique the thought that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the conventional demographic profile, that of the white male.

These essays glance in particular and significantly on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, recognition, and game. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their special and infrequently challenging legacies. girls athletes mentioned during this quantity comprise Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the ladies of the AAGPBL, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams, Marion Jones, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Sheryl Swoopes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, and Danica Patrick.

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