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A Locker Room of Her Own
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A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Abstract

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in this book. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender require special exploration of the way they impact an athlete’s story. Central to the book is the contention that women in their role as inherent outsiders are placed in a unique position even more complicated than the usual experiences of inequality and discord associated with race and sports. The contributors explore and critique the notion that in or ... More

Keywords: female athletes, race, sexual orientation, gender, inequality, sports, sexuality, reputation, Serena Williams, Marion Jones

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617038136
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David C. Ogden, editor

Joel Nathan Rosen, editor

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Contents

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The Woman Who Should Be King

Elizabeth O’Connell

Venus and Serena Williams

Earl Smith, and Angela J Hattery

Marion Jones

Roberta J. Newman, and Joel Nathan Rosen

Paired Heroines

Kathleen A. Bishop

“Raindrops on a Window”

Lisa Doris Alexander

Florence Griffith Joyner

Yvonne D. Sims

Racing into the Storm

Oren Renick, and Lea Robin Velez

Go Mama! Branded By Beauty

Lisa R. Neilson

Afterword

Jack Lule

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