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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:04:58 -0500
From: Kathy Miriam <kmim AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: women and sports

a student of mine wants to research feminist analyses of sports.  Do
you have suggestions?  Also, where is Judith Lorber's essay, Seeing is
Believing, is anthologized?

Thanks in advance,
Kathy Miriam
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:42:22 -0500
From: Wendy Burns-Ardolino <Ardolino AT GWM.SC.EDU>
Subject: Re: women and sports
I believe Lorber is anthologized in Rose Weitz's The Politics of Women's
Bodies.  There is also a piece in there by Susan Cahn I think -
something like From Butch BallPlayer to Muscle Moll.  Also, worth
looking at is Hong and Mangan's 2004 book, Soccer, Women Sexual
Liberation:Kicking Off a New Era (it's international).  And, she might
be interested in the Sport and Culture Series published by the
University of Minnesota which includes Shari Dworkin and Leslie
Heywood's book, Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon.
There are a lot of great books out there and new stuff coming everyday.

Much luck and best wishes,

Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino, PhD
Cultural Studies & Women's Studies
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:42:46 -0500
From: kkauer <kkauer AT UTK.EDU>
Subject: Re: women and sports
These are a few of the prominent names in both sport sociology and sport
psychology. Most of the authors have feminist sport articles, and there are a
few books out there, such as, Women, Sport, and culture, that is edited by
Susan Birrell and Cheryl Cole.

Gill, Diane
Oglesby, Carole
Hall, Ruth
Krane, Vikki
Bredemeier, Brenda
Whaley, Diane
Roper, Emily
Birrell, Susan
Cole, Cheryl
Sykes, Heather
Heywood, Leslie
Messner, Michael
Markula, Pirka
Kolnes, L.J.
Pirinen, R.M.
Duncan, M.C.

Hope this helps. Email me off list if you would like any further help. I'm
completing my doctoral work in sport studies/cultural studies that is heavily
influenced by feminist theories and analysis of sport. kkauer  AT


Kerrie Kauer
Women's Studies Graduate Associate
Doctoral Candidate, Sport Psychology/Cultural Studies
310 Jessie Harris Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 32919
kkauer  AT
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:58:28 +1100
From: Michael Flood <tai2 AT TAI.ORG.AU>
Subject: women and sports
>a student of mine wants to research feminist analyses of sports.  Do you
have suggestions?

There's also this collection, which I've tried to keep up-to-date:

Best wishes,

michael flood.
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 06:25:08 -0500
From: laura kramer <kramerl AT MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>
Subject: Re: women and sports
Anne Bolin and Jane Granskog have edited a collection, Athletic
Intruders: Ethnographic Research on  Women, Culture, and Exercise, with
SUNY Press (2003). Includes, among other things, an interesting piece by
Faye Linda Wachs on co-ed softball.

Laura Kramer
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:03:05 -0500
From: Krista Scott-Dixon <kristasd AT ROGERS.COM>
Subject: Re: women and sports
Allow me to add two key Canadian contributors:

Helen Lenskyj:
Out on the field: gender, sport and sexualities;
Women, sport and physical activity: research and
Out of bounds: women, sport and sexuality.

Laura Robinson:
Black tights: women, sport and sexuality;
She shoots, she scores: Canadian perspectives on women
in sport;
Crossing the line: sexual assault in Canada's national

Krista Scott-Dixon
York University
Toronto, ON
kristasd  AT
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 09:48:06 -0500
From: D.Uras <duras AT TRENTU.CA>
Subject: women & sport
this link contains the table of contents (& abstracts) of the Canadian
Woman Studies journal's special issue on women and sport:

I also have some references to women/girls and physical education if
that is of interest.


Instructor, Bridging Program
Centre for Initiatives in Education
Carleton University
duras  AT
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 12:43:01 -0500
From: Judith Lorber <jlorber AT RCN.COM>
Subject: Re: women and sports
[The essay "Seeing is Believeing] is chapter 2 of Paradoxes of Gender
(Yale 1994). It may be in other anthologies -- if anyone has an update
please let me know. Editors don't always tell authors they are in
their anthologies.


1993. "Believing is Seeing: Biology as Ideology." Gender & Society 7:568-81.
2001. Understanding Inequality, edited by Barbara A. Arrighi. Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefeld.
1999. Changing Roles of Men and Women, edited by Sarah Hendon. Madison, WI:
Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin.
1998. The Politics of Women's Bodies, edited by Rose Weitz. New York: Oxford
University Press.
1997. Through the Prism of Difference: Readings in Sex and Gender, edited by
Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael A. Messner.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
1997. Introduction to Women's Studies Data Base on  Primis, edited by Janet
Montelaro and Patricia Ulbrich. New York: McGraw Hill.
1996. Multicultural Experiences, Multicultural Theories, edited by Mary F.
Rogers.  New York: McGraw Hill.
1994. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (3d
ed.), edited by Paula Rothenberg. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Judith Lorber, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Brooklyn College and Graduate School, CUNY
Email: jlorber  AT
How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? None - It's not the
light bulb that needs changing.
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 19:08:09 -0500
From: jrosser <jrosser AT BGNET.BGSU.EDU>
Subject: Women in Sport Symposium
Given the recent thread about Women in Sport we thought you all might be
interested in the following conference being held in Ohio in February. It
is developing into a unique and outstanding program built around an event
where the Athletics department at BGSU has invited back pre-title IX women
athletes to receive thier university honors.

Women and Sport:
Before, During, and After Title IX

An interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the past, present, and future of
women's sport

February 2 - 6, 2005
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

Keynote Speakers
Christine Brennan, Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 7:00 ^+ 8:30 pm, Room 101
Olscamp Hall
Mariah Burton Nelson, Friday, February 4, 2005, 10:30 - 11:45 am, Ballroom,
Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Invited Speakers
Vivian Acosta
Heather Barber
Linda Carpenter
Dorris Corbitt
Leslie Heywood
Kathy Jamieson
Mary Jo Kane
Carole Oglesby
Bernice Sandler
Chris Shelton
Sharon Shields
Ellen Staurowsky
Heather Sykes
Athena Yiamouyiannis

Focus on Title IX: Saturday, February 5, 2005, 8:30 am - 12:00, 101 Olscamp

         Pre-Title IX Athlete Panel: Comparison of Experiences across
Decades of Women's Sport
         Mary Jo Kane, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in
Sport, The Federal Law Known as Title IX: What's Fact vs. Fiction Got to Do
With It?
         Deborah Larkin, National Women's Law Center, Title IX:  Don t Let
Our Daughters Grow Up Without It!

For More Information (including complete program):
Hosted by the Women's Studies Program, Bowling Green State University

Jane Rosser, PhD
Assistant Director, Partnerships for Community Action
Coordinator, Office of Service-Learning Initiatives
Lecturer, Division of Teaching and Learning
Ad Hoc Graduate Faculty, Higher Education and Student Affairs
111 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green
OH 43403
Email: jrosser  AT

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