Women and Sport

From Liberation to Celebration

Author: Staurowsky, Ellen J.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 805

Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration is a comprehensive textbook for interdisciplinary courses that focus on women and gender studies in sport. It provides readers with thought-provoking discussions about the history, evolution, and current role of women in sport.

Women and Sport

From Liberation to Celebration

Author: Staurowsky, Ellen J.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 166

Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration is a comprehensive textbook for interdisciplinary courses that focus on women and gender studies in sport. It provides readers with thought-provoking discussions about the history, evolution, and current role of women in sport.

Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation

Kicking Off a New Era

Author: Hong Fan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

View: 409

"This group of studies first appeared as a special issue of Soccer and society ... vol. 4, nos. 2/3, summer/autumn 2003"--T.p. verso.

Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity

Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 668

This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports

Page: 1816

View: 809

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism

Six Global Issues

Author: Wendy Lynne Lee

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 662

In this book, Wendy Lynne Lee sets out to demonstrate how feminist theorizing is relevant to issues that may seem less directly about the status and emancipation of women but that are vital, she argues, to forming connections with other important twenty-first century movements. Lee shows how a feminist approach to crafting these connections can shed light on the economic disparity and entrenched gender inequality of global markets; the role technology plays in our conception of reproductive rights, sexual identity, and gender; the rise of religious fanaticism; and the relationship between our conceptions of gender, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Timely, politically passionate, and forcefully argued, Contemporary Feminist Theory and Activism will reinvigorate feminist thought for the twenty-first century.

Course Correction

A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of

Author: Ginny Gilder

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 342

“Beautiful and important on many levels, Course Correction is about rowing and so much more . . . Ultimately it is about the transforming power of love, and, damnit all, it made me cry.”—Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat “Written with poetic grace and true grit . . . A powerful testament to the impact of sport on our lives.”—Billie Jean King Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston’s Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother’s emotional unraveling and her father’s singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy, Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life. Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions, Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom. Once at Yale, however, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when, as a freshman in 1975, she found her way to the university’s rowing tanks in the gymnasium’s cavernous basement. From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next ten years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question: how badly do you want to go fast? Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder’s story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Heartfelt and candid, Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life on her terms. From the Hardcover edition.

The Winemaker's Dinner: RSVP

Author: Ivan Rusilko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

View: 390

Meet Dr. Ivan Rusilko: He's a doctor at a world-class medical facility in Miami, he's got a killer apartment on Miami Beach that overlooks Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline, and he's got a great group of friends and quite the social schedule. It's a pretty damned charmed life, but something's missing. He'd love a special someone to share it with--someone to laugh with, share his dreams with, and someone to just plain tickle his fancy. After a string of utterly forgettable blind dates and with no real prospects on the horizon, it's time to take action. On the long drive from Miami Beach to Sarasota, Florida, for the annual Winemaker's Dinner, Ivan makes a decision. He's taking charge of his love life--and his fate. RSVP is a short-story prequel to the highly anticipated erotic romance The Winemaker's Dinner: Appetizers by co-authors Dr. Ivan Rusilko and Everly Drummond. RSVP is an introduction to the romantic hero and real-life author Dr. Ivan Rusilko, and it marks the good doctor's solo writing debut.