Punch

Author: Jennifer Lawler
Publisher: Wish Publishing
ISBN: 9781930546509
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Over the past year, a startling development has occurred in the mainstream press: sportswriters have started taking note of women who participate in violent sports. Such women include Tonya Butler, who wants to be the first woman to play in a Division I football game; Laila Ali, a professional boxer with a winning record, who wants to follow in her father's footsteps; and Margaret McGregor, the first woman to fight a man in a professional boxing bout (she won). But there have always been women who participated in contact sports. Think of the women's hockey team who competed in the 1998 Olympics they've been playing the game for years. Or consider the Golden Gloves Boxing Championships, which allowed female competitors since 1995. Or consider the case of Susan Booth, nobody famous, a gym owner, mother of two and fifth-degree (master) black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She's been fighting for fifteen years. That women have participated in violent sports for some years doesn't mean women in contact sports is accepted or considered acceptable by most people. The Title IX regulation, which is supposed to guarantee equal opportunity for female college athletes, specifically excludes contact sports from its gender equity statement women who wished to participate in contact sports at a college and are not allowed to do so can have claim against the school; legally they are not being discriminated against. Sportswriter Leigh Montville has attacked women's boxing as "a sick athletic cartoon." He claims that women participating in contact sports are being exploited. But the women involved don't seem to think so. "This is a dream of mine," says Freeda Foreman (daughter of George Foreman). "I want to let women know there are no limitations." Laila Ali says, "I just love how it feels." As female participation in violent sports such as boxing, hockey and martial arts grows, so do the questions. It can no longer be called a 'novelty' or a 'gimmick' as it has been in the past. So, why do women participate in violent sports and what does it mean? Including the author's personal experience as an athlete and the experiences and thoughts of other women in violent sports, some well-known, some not, all of them defying traditional gender roles. Through interviews and questionnaires with athletes, coaches and observers as well as trained mental health professionals interested in the phenomenon, the reasons why women participate in contact sports and what they get out of them are examined.

Game Set Match

Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807834541
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Argues that Billie Jean King's 1973 defeat of male player Bobby Riggs in tennis' Battle of the Sexes match helped, along with the passage of the Title IX anti-sex discrimination act, cause a revolution in women's sports.

Sport Violence And Society

Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135285063
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Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organized and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of ‘sports-related violence’, to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitatory labor practices. Offering a sophisticated new theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context, and including a wide range of case-studies and empirical data – from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America – the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law.

Practices Of Freedom

Author: Sujatha Anbuselvi Jesudason
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Journal Of Sports Media

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International Review For The Sociology Of Sport

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The Boxer S Heart

Author: Kate Sekules
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ISBN: 9781590208113
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The travel writer and athlete shares her memories of developing a love for the sport and fighting high-profile and obscure boxers, providing insight into the state of gender roles as women enter male-dominated sports.

Kickboxing For Women

Author: Jennifer Lawler
Publisher: Wish Pub
ISBN: 9781930546530
File Size: 38,85 MB
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Presents the essentials of kickboxing for all skill levels and includes tips and techniques specifically for women, which can be used for fitness or professional kickboxing.

Choice

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Beyond Barbie And Mortal Kombat

Author: Yasmin B. Kafai
Publisher: Mit Press
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Girls and women as game players and game designers in the new digital landscape of massively multiplayer online games, "second lives," "modding," serious games, and casual games.