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No Girls in the Clubhouse

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Informationen zum Autor Marilyn Cohen is a professor of sociology and urban studies at Saint Peter's College! where she is also th... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Marilyn Cohen is a professor of sociology and urban studies at Saint Peter's College! where she is also the director of women's studies. The author or editor of several books about Irish history and gender! she lives in Upper Montclair! New Jersey. Klappentext Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig! women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players! umpires! sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's pastime. Drawing on anthropological and feminist perspectives! the book examines the ways that constructions of women's bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball. Sportswriter accounts! Title IX sex-discrimination suits! and interviews with players explore the obstacles and the social isolation of females who join all-male baseball teams! while also discussing policies that inhibit the practice. Zusammenfassung Builds on the histories of women as amateur and professional players! umpires! sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's past time. This book examines the ways that constructions of women's bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball.

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Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires, sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's pastime. Drawing on anthropological and feminist perspectives, the book examines the ways that constructions of women's bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball. Sportswriter accounts, Title IX sex-discrimination suits, and interviews with players explore the obstacles and the social isolation of females who join all-male baseball teams, while also discussing policies that inhibit the practice.



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Builds on the histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires, sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's past time. This book examines the ways that constructions of women's bodies and normative social roles have pushed them toward softball instead of baseball.

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Titre: No Girls in the Clubhouse
Sous-titre: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball
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Code EAN: 9780786440184
ISBN: 078644018X
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 230
Poids: 340g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T12mm
Année: 2009