By David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen,Roberta J. Newman,Jack Lule
Female athletes are too frequently perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated global of activities. hindrances particular to ladies are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same characteristics ancillary to gender undergo certain exploration in how they impression an athlete's tale. vital to this quantity is the rivalry that girls of their function as inherent outsiders are put in a different place much more complex than the standard studies of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The participants discover and critique the concept that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the normal demographic profile, that of the white male.
those essays glance in particular and seriously on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, acceptance, and game. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their distinct and sometimes tricky legacies. ladies 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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