By David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J. Newman

ISBN-10: 161703813X

ISBN-13: 9781617038136

Female athletes are too usually perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated international of activities. hindrances particular to girls are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same characteristics ancillary to gender undergo specific exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. imperative to this quantity is the competition that girls of their function as inherent outsiders are positioned in a different place much more complex than the standard reports of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The members discover and critique the suggestion that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the conventional demographic profile, that of the white male. those essays glance particularly and seriously on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, acceptance, and game. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and...

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Pollock and James A. Riley, Barnstorming to Heaven: Syd Pollock and His Great Black Teams (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006), 242. 5. Martha Ackerman, Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, The First Woman to Play Baseball in the Negro League (Chicago: Lawrence Hill, 2010), 59. 6. Neal Lanctot, Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), 382. 7. Doc Young, “Should Girls Play Ball; No, Says Doc,” Chicago Defender, August 28, 1954, 11.

Reconstructing Fame: Race, Sport, and Evolving Reputations, eds. David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008) and Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace, eds. Ogden and Rosen (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2010). 2. Robert W. Reising, “Remaking an Overlooked Icon: The Reconstruction of Jim Thorpe” in Reconstructing Fame: Race, Sport, and Evolving Reputations, eds. David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008): 81–82.

A League of Their Own, DVD, directed by Penny Marshall (Los Angeles, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1992). 5. William O. Johnson and Nancy P. Williamson, “Whatta Gal”: The Babe Didrikson Story (Boston: Little, Brown, 1977), 130. A Locker Room of Her Own FOLKLORE AND FAIRY TALES Babe Didrikson Zaharias Revealed —MARTHA REID INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is not to rehearse a life, but rather to examine different genres of storytelling employed by a born storyteller throughout and at distinct periods of her life, specifically three types: folklore, fairy tales, and myth.

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