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The Resource Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport, Jaime Schultz

Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport, Jaime Schultz

Label
Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport
Title
Qualifying times
Title remainder
points of change in U.S. women's sport
Statement of responsibility
Jaime Schultz
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women's participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer
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Schultz, Jaime
Dewey number
796.082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GV709.18.U6
LC item number
S38 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports for women
  • Sports for women
  • Women athletes
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Sports for women
  • Sports for women
  • Women athletes
  • United States
  • Frauensport
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • USA
Label
Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport, Jaime Schultz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the politics of the ponytail -- What shall we wear for tennis? -- Commercial tampons and the sportswoman, 1936-52 -- Rules, rulers, and the "right kind" of competition -- Women's sport and questionable sex -- From "women in sports" to the "new ideal of beauty" -- A cultural history of the sports bra -- Something to cheer about? -- Epilogue: cheering with reserve
Control code
871039990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461958130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m4rf8
  • 612d3721-a3d9-4fb4-a25e-cae5c1a4994a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871039990
Label
Qualifying times : points of change in U.S. women's sport, Jaime Schultz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the politics of the ponytail -- What shall we wear for tennis? -- Commercial tampons and the sportswoman, 1936-52 -- Rules, rulers, and the "right kind" of competition -- Women's sport and questionable sex -- From "women in sports" to the "new ideal of beauty" -- A cultural history of the sports bra -- Something to cheer about? -- Epilogue: cheering with reserve
Control code
871039990
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461958130
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5m4rf8
  • 612d3721-a3d9-4fb4-a25e-cae5c1a4994a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871039990

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