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Playing Nice : Politics and Apologies in Women's Sports
by Mary Jo Festle

Overview - This discussion of women's entry into the male-dominated world of sports chronicles the evolution of public attitudes and private ambitions from the 1950s to the present. The book identifies the intricacies of equality, difference and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sport.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This discussion of women's entry into the male-dominated world of sports chronicles the evolution of public attitudes and private ambitions from the 1950s to the present. The book identifies the intricacies of equality, difference and self-determination that have shaped women's participation in sport. Highlighting tennis, basketball and intercollegiate sports, the book explores the strategies which women have used to assert dual roles as athletes and women. The author finds that, in order to avoid negative stereotyping, the commonest strategy was and still is apology for taking an interest in sports.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780231101622
  • ISBN-10: 0231101627
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish Date: September 1996
  • Page Count: 400
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Sports Psychology
Books > Social Science > Women's Studies - General

 
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