Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-0630-4 • Hardback • October 2010 • $124.00 • (£95.00)
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Sandra Spickard Prettyman is associate professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Akron. Brian Lampman is a high school social studies teacher in Saline, Michigan, where he also coaches menOs varsity soccer.
Part I. Youth and Sport
Chapter One: Sport Specialization and its Effects
Chapter Two: The Power of a Coach: Sport and Life's Lasting Lessons
Chapter Three: The "Power of the Permit" and the "Child Impact Statement": Keys to Achieving Equal Opportunity in Youth Sports
Part II. Gender, Sexuality, and Sport
Chapter Four: Jocks Rule-Girls Drool: Middle School Definitions Of A Jock
Chapter Five: The Frontrunner Failed To Land a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities and Presidential Politics
Chapter Six: The Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Talks Back: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Media Power
Chapter Seven: Come Out and Play: Confronting Homophobia in Sports
Chapter Eight: Title IX Literacy: What Every Citizen Should Know About Title IX, Gender Equity & College Sport
Part III. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
Chapter Nine: Sincere Fictions of Whiteness in New Millennium American Sport Films
Chapter Ten: Reporting In Black And White: Coverage Of Coaching Scandals In Minnesota-Two Different Worlds?
Chapter Eleven: Duke Lacrosse: An Exploration of Race, Class, Power, and Privilege
Chapter Twelve: Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism, and the Media
Part IV. Sports, Media, and Big Business
Chapter Thirteen: Sports and Economics: An Examination of College Sport and Big Business
Chapter Fourteen: Do Girls Rule?: Understanding Popular Culture Images of "Girl Power!" and Sport
Part V. International Perspectives on Sport and Participation
Chapter Fifteen: British National Female Coaches on Coaching
Chapter Sixteen: Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics, and Issues of Fair Competition
Chapter Seventeen: Strong Women, Fragile Closets: The Queering of Women's Sport
Chapter Eighteen: Older Athletes: Resisting and Reinforcing Discourses of Sport and Aging
The essays are solid, and they challenge the reader to think about and reflect on social constructs and their relationships with sport and society.
— Choice Reviews
This book offers new and heartfelt insights into the role of sports in our lives. In these pages, you'll meet coaches, players, parents and academics who will help you rethink your relationship with the games you love, and recommit to giving your children the best sports experiences possible.
— Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture
Through these essays, written by a distinguished group of contributors, students can discover how the sports they take for granted can be a window into understanding the world in which they live.
— Michael Oriard, Oregon State University