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Women s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author : Nadya Swedan
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This book is a comprehensive interdisciplinary reference for women's sports medicine. It avoids a medical bias and instead focuses on prevention, rehabilitation, and wellness. It provides an introduction to women's sport participation, discusses athletic women across the life span, details injury management issues by anatomical region, and emphasizes the importance of health and wellness. Women's Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is full of original research, epidemiological and physiological information, differential diagnoses, treatment algorithms, practical and effective rehabilitation techniques, and case studies. This resource is a must-have for all health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of athletic injuries in women.

Women s Sports

Author : Jaime Schultz
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Although girls and women account for approximately 40 percent of all athletes in the United States, they receive only 4 percent of the total sport media coverage. SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship program, dedicates less than 2 percent of its airtime to women. Local news networks devote less than 5 percent of their programming to women's sports. Excluding Sports Illustrated's annual "Swimsuit Issue," women appear on just 4.9 percent of the magazine's covers. Media is a powerful indication of the culture surrounding sport in the United States. Why are women underrepresented in sports media? Sports Illustrated journalist Andy Benoit infamously remarked that women's sports "are not worth watching." Although he later apologized, Benoit's comment points to more general lack of awareness. Consider, for example, the confusion surrounding Title IX, the U.S. Law that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program that receives federal financial assistance. Is Title IX to blame when administrators drop men's athletic programs? Is it lack of interest or lack of opportunity that causes girls and women to participate in sport at lower rates than boys and men? In Women's Sports: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Jaime Schultz tackles these questions, along with many others, to upend the misunderstandings that plague women's sports. Using historical, contemporary, scholarly, and popular sources, Schultz traces the progress and pitfalls of women's involvement in sport. In the signature question-and-answer format of the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, this short and accessible book clarifies misconceptions that dog women's athletics and offers much needed context and history to illuminate the struggles and inequalities sportswomen continue to face. By exploring issues such as gender, sexuality, sex segregation, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, media coverage, and the sport-health connection, Schultz shows why women's sports are not just worth watching, but worth playing, supporting, and fighting for.

Women and Sports in the United States

Author : Jean O’Reilly
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The only anthology available documenting 100 years of women in American sports

Women s Sports

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Devotions from the World of Women s Sports

Author : Kathy Hillman
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This inspirational collection of devotions focus on female athletes who show how important it is to let Christ impact their daily living.

Economics of College Sports

Author : John Fizel
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The editors and their contributors address such issues as BLThe restructuring of the NCAA; BLThe role of athletics in the university objective function; BLAthletic revenue and Title IX compliance; BLFinancial implications of athletic endeavors; BLCartel rents for collegiate athletics; BLInstitutional changes and competitive balance in collegiate sports.

Outstanding Women Athletes

Author : Janet Woolum
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Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport

Women in Sports Coaching

Author : Nicole M. LaVoi
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Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite increasing female sport participation. The percentage of women who coach women are in the minority in most sports, and there is a near absence of women coaching men. This important new book examines why. Drawing on original multi-disciplinary research from across the globe, including first-hand accounts from practicing coaches, the book illuminates and examines the status of women in coaching, explores the complex issues they face in pursuing their careers, and suggests solutions for eliminating the barriers that impede women in coaching. Developing an innovative model of intersectionality and power constructs through which to guide research, the book covers issues including sexual identity, race, motherhood, cross-gender coaching and media coverage to give voice to women coaches from around the world. As such, Women in Sports Coaching is essential reading for serious students and scholars of sports coaching, sport sociology or anyone with an interest in gender and sport.

Sexuality Sport and the Culture of Risk

Author : Keith Gilbert
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Exploring serious issues within youth culture, this text examines ideas and theories that challenge traditional research zones and established principles. It brings together current opinions from some of the leading academics who have been cross-examining traditional views on the subject for some time.

A Contemporary History of Women s Sport Part One

Author : Jean Williams
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This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this text include: What are the fresh perspectives and newly available sources for the historian of women’s sport? How do these take forward established debates on women’s place in sporting culture and what novel approaches do they suggest? How can our appreciation of fashion, travel, food and medical history be advanced by looking at women’s involvement in sport? How can we use some of the current ideas and methodologies in the recent literature on the history and sociology of sport in order to look afresh at women’s participation? Jean Williams’s original research on these topics and more will be a useful resource for scholars in the fields of sports, women’s studies, history and sociology.

Women and Sports

Author : Laura La Bella
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With the passage of Title IX legislation in the 1970s, women and girls have encountered fewer barriers to their participation in sports at all levels—community, high school, college, and professional. Some women have successfully lobbied to play traditionally male sports—such as football, ice hockey, and boxing. Women athletes still face discrimination and double-standards, and their teams and programs suffer from underfunding and lack of exposure. Women athletes also face unique challenges, such as rigid gender expectations, eating disorders, and body image problems. Readers are offered a thorough and ultimately inspiring survey of the complex history of female athletes, the current lay of the land, and the hopeful but by no means assured future of women's participation in sports. Most important, readers may be inspired to further the ongoing fight for women's full access and right to participation in sports at every level.

Women in Sport

Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
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Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.

New Dimensions In Women s Health

Author : Linda Alexander
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New Dimensions in Women's Health, Fifth Edition, offers a practical approach to understanding the health of women-all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, cultures, and orientations. Objective and data-driven, the Fifth Edition provides solid guidance for women to optimize their well-being and prevent illness and impairment. Each chapter of this book comprehensively reviews an important dimension of a woman’s general health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethical, legal, political, and economic influences.

Seven Faces of Women s Sport

Author : Irene A. Reid
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This book explores the connections between women's experiences of and contributions to sport as a profession, product and pastime. This collection brings together insights and experiences from academics, activists, players and practitioners to critically reflect upon contemporary women's sport.

Women Sport and Physical Activity

Author : Darlene A. Kluka
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This book is an excellent resource tool for schools, universities, community centres, clubs, government and organisations searching for ideas to promote girls and women in sport.

Sports Culture

Author : Ellis Cashmore
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'Sports Culture' examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Its coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries.

Sports and Education

Author : Anna Marie Frank
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A timely, unbiased look at the positive and negative effects of school-sponsored sports on the American education system. * A comprehensive introduction provides the framework for an in-depth presentation of the most frequently debated issues related to sport as an educational aspect of society * A chronology details the evolution of sport and education with topics such as the Olympic games, sport in formal educational settings, and when specific sports were established at the professional level

Sports Around the World

Author : John Nauright
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Sport and Society

Author : Barrie Houlihan
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Organized around four themes key to the study of sport (perspectives, inclusion, commercialization and the international context), this text provides a student introduction to the field.

Researching Women and Sport

Author : Gill Clarke
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This book aims to fill an important gap in feminist literature. In so doing, it addresses critical issues in feminist research around women, sport, physical activity and PE. All too frequently, women's presence in the sporting arena is marginalised and rarely are women's experiences heard and analysed. Drawing on a diversity of women's perspectives and theoretical standpoints, this book focuses upon the neglected process of research with women about 'sport'. All contributors to this collection have drawn on their research to illuminate and illustrate the dilemmas and issues involved in researching women's lives.