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Women in Sports : Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles (Hardcover) (Jomills Braddock)

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This two-volume set contains 24 essays on the state of women in sports in recreational through professional levels as athletes, coaches, referees, and administrators, with a focus on equity issues. The essays critique the dominant ideology surrounding biological ideas of women’s athletic inferiority and challenge social constructs that affect women’s experiences in sports, such as race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and physical size. The first volume discusses sportswomen and teams, including women’s football leagues; challenges facing high-profile athletes like Sandrine Rangeon, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Serena Williams; sexist sports media coverage; unequal rules and pay in professional soccer and cycling; violence in sports; and participation in different teams competing for the same institution. The second volume addresses general social trends for women in sports, including participation and exclusion in specific sports and in traditionally masculine sports like football officiating, surfing, and boxing; stereotypes about perceived size and strength; women’s experiences in mixed-sex university programs; media coverage of women’s professional soccer and basketball; and obstacles faced in nonathlete roles in sports organizations. Contributors work in sociology, kinesiology, and other fields in North America and the UK. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 516
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sports
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Jomills Braddock
Language: English
Street Date: July 28, 2017
TCIN: 52835943
UPC: 9781440851247
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-6518
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