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A Locker Room of Her Own – Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes - University Press of Mississippi
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A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David C. Ogden, editor

Joel Nathan Rosen, editor

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