A Locker Room of Her Own. Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female by David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J.

By David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J. Newman

Female athletes are too frequently perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated international of activities. stumbling blocks particular to ladies are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same traits ancillary to gender undergo certain exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. imperative to this quantity is the competition that ladies of their function as inherent outsiders are put in a distinct place much more complex than the standard reports of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The individuals discover and critique the inspiration that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the conventional 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, attractiveness, and activity. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and...

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One of the most obvious ironies is that the same factor that enriched the careers of some female athletes caused public consternation for others. That factor is sexuality, and as Lisa Neilson and Yvonne Sims point out in chapters 10 and 8, respectively, Patrick and Joyner used their sexuality to secure public attention while they angled to build public interest where it simply had yet to exist. Contrary to that, sexuality undermined the images of Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and, to some extent, Sheryl Swoopes.

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Public opinion—United States. I. Ogden, David C. II. 0922—dc23 [B] 2012050121 British Library Cataloging-in-Publication Data available Contents Foreword: A Locker Room of One’s Own —ROBERTA J. NEWMAN Acknowledgments Introduction: Engaging Contested Terrain —DAVID C. OGDEN AND JOEL NATHAN ROSEN Folklore and Fairy Tales: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Revealed —MARTHA REID “Take Me Out to the Bellegame”: How the AAGPBL Gained and Maintained Its Highly Respected Reputation —KIMBERLY YOUNG The Woman Who Should Be King: The Simplification of the Life and Career of Billie Jean King —ELIZABETH O’CONNELL Venus and Serena Williams: Traversing the Barriers of the Country Club World —EARL SMITH AND ANGELA J.

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