Outsiders in the Clubhouse

The World of Women's Professional Golf

Author: Todd W. Crosset

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 276

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A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Author: Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Reference

Page: 748

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The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Out of Play

Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

The best Olympics ever?

social impacts of Sydney 2000

Author: Helen Lenskyj

Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

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Despite International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samarach's proclaiming the Sydney 2000 Olympics as the "best ever, " the truth of the matter is much less one-sided. In The Best Olympics Ever? Helen Jefferson Lenskyj discloses what the Sydney 2000 Olympic industry suppressed: the real costs and impacts.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography





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International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

Author: Helmut K. Anheier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.