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Sport History and Culture: Gender

A guide to selected resources on the history of sport, with special attention to social and cultural issues.

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College Sports for Women

Sex Discrimination in Sports Law and Legislation

Sports for Women

Women Athletes Legal Status


Gender Issues in Sport

Adams, Mary Louise. Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport. GV850.4 A33 2011

Birrell, Susan, and Cheryl L. Cole. Women, Sport, and Culture. GV709 W577 1994

Brake, Deborah L. Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution. KF4166 B73 2010

 Christiansen, Karen, et al. International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports. 3 vols. Reference GV709 I58 2000

Comer, Krista. Surfer Girls in the New World Order. GV839.7 W65 2010

Creedon, Pamela J., ed. Women, Media, and Sport: Challenging Gender Values. GV706.32 W66 1994

Crosset, Todd W. Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf. GV966 C76 1995

Fields, Sarah K. Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America. GV709.18 F54 2005

Hall, M. Ann. The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada. GV709.18 C2 H35 2002

Heywood, Leslie. Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. GV709.18 U6 H49 2003

Hogshead-Makar, Nancy, and Andrew Zimbalist, eds. Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change. KF4166 E68 2007.

Ingle, Zachary, and Avid M. Sutera, eds. Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries. 2013.

LeCompte, Mary Lou. Cowgirls of the Rodeo: Pioneer Professional Athletes. GV1834.55 W47 L43 1993

McDonagh, Eileen L. Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports. GV76.5 M3673 2008

McKay, Jim, et al, eds. Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sports. GV706.5 M365 2000

Messner, Michael A. Out of Play: Critical Essays on Gender and Sport. GV706.5 M46 2007

Messner, Michael A. Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. GV706.32 M47 2002

Nelson, Mariah Burton. Are We Winning Yet? How Women Are Changing Sports and Sports Are Changing Women. GV709 N44 1991

Ring, Jennifer. Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball. GV880.7 R56 2009

Salter, David F. Crashing the Old Boys' Network: The Tragedies and Triumphs of Girls and Women in Sports. GV709 S32 1996

Theberge, Nancy. Higher Goals: Women's Ice Hockey and the Politics of Gender. GV848.6 W65 T54 2000

Ware, Susan. Title IX: A Brief History with Documents. GV709.18 U6 W37 2007

Wushanley, Ying. Playing Nice and Losing: The Struggle for Control of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics, 1960-2000. GV709.18 U6 W87 2004


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