In this Book

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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports.  

The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice.  This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”  
 

Table of Contents

  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Michael A. Messner
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I. Sport, Gender, and Sexuality
  1. Chapter 1. Gender Ideologies, Youth Sports, and the Production of Soft Essentialism
  2. Michael A. Messner
  3. pp. 15-36
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  1. Chapter 2. Policing the Boundaries of Sex: A Critical Examination of Gender Verification and the Caster Semenya Controversy
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Shari L. Dworkin
  3. pp. 37-53
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  1. Chapter 3. Gender Relations and Sport: Local, National, Transnational
  2. Michael A. Messner
  3. pp. 54-69
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  1. Chapter 4. Women, Sports, and Activism
  2. Cheryl Cooky
  3. pp. 70-90
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  1. Part II. Gender Relations and Sport
  1. Chapter 5. Barbie Girls versus Sea Monsters: Children Constructing Gender
  2. Michael A. Messner
  3. pp. 93-112
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  1. Chapter 6. “Girls Just Aren’t Interested”: The Social Construction of Interest in Girls’ Sport
  2. Cheryl Cooky
  3. pp. 113-138
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  1. Chapter 7. Ready for Anything the World Gives Her?: A Critical Look at Sports-Based Positive Youth Development for Girls
  2. Lauren Rauscher, Cheryl Cooky
  3. pp. 139-159
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  1. Chapter 8. Separating the Men from the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports
  2. Michael A. Messner, Suzel Bozada-Deas
  3. pp. 160-179
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  1. Chapter 9. Gender and Sport Participation in Montenegro
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Marko Begovic, Don Sabo, Carole A. Oglesby, Marj Snyder
  3. pp. 180-206
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  1. Part III. The Gender of Sports Media
  1. Chapter 10. “It’s Dude Time!”: A Quarter Century of Excluding Women’s Sports in Televised News and Highlight Shows
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Michael A. Messner, Michela Musto
  3. pp. 209-234
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  1. Chapter 11. Reflections on Communication and Sport: On Men and Masculinities
  2. Michael A. Messner
  3. pp. 235-246
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  1. Chapter 12. It’s Not about the Game: Don Imus, Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Media
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Faye L. Wachs, Michael A. Messner, Shari L. Dworkin
  3. pp. 247-268
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  1. Chapter 13. “What Makes a Woman a Woman?” versus “Our First Lady of Sport”: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and the South African Media Coverage of Caster Semenya
  2. Cheryl Cooky, Ranissa Dycus, Shari L. Dworkin
  3. pp. 269-294
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 295-296
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 297-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813592084
Related ISBN
9780813592053
MARC Record
OCLC
1038273525
Pages
314
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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