Stolen Bases ? Why American Girls Don`t Play Baseball: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

Stolen Bases ? Why American Girls Don`t Play Baseball

Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
Kiadás sorszáma: 1st Edition
Kiadó: MO ? University of Illinois Press
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Kötetek száma: Hardback
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10 090 Ft (9 609 Ft + 5% áfa)
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9 081 (8 648 Ft + 5% áfa )
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A termék adatai:

Terjedelem:216 oldal
Méret:229x152x18 mm
Súly:666 g
Illusztrációk: 13 black & white photographs
Rövid leírás:

A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime

Hosszú leírás:
This history of women in baseball demonstrates that, far from being strictly a men's sport, baseball has long been enjoyed and played by Americans of all genders, races, and classes since it became popular in the 1830s. The game itself was invented by English girls and boys, and when it immigrated to the United States, numerous prominent women's colleges formed intramural teams and fielded intensely spirited and powerful players. With the professionalization of the sport in the late nineteenth century, however, American boys and men shoved girls off the diamonds and sandlots. Girls have been fighting to get back in the game ever since.

Jennifer Ring questions the forces that try to keep girls who want to play baseball away from the game. Focusing on a history that, unfortunately, repeats itself, Ring describes the circumstances that twice stole baseball from American girls: once in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and again in the late twentieth century, after it was no longer legal to exclude girls who wanted to play. In the early twentieth century, Albert Goodwill Spalding--sporting goods magnate, baseball player, and promoter--declared baseball off limits for women and envisioned global baseball on a colonialist scale, using the American sport to teach men from non-white races and non-European cultures to become civilized and rational. And by the late twentieth century, baseball had become serious business for boys and men at all levels, with female players perceived as obstacles or detriments to rising male players' chances of success.

Stolen Bases also looks at the backgrounds of American softball, which was originally invented by men who wanted to keep playing baseball indoors during cold winter months but has become the consolation sport for most female players. Throughout her analysis, Ring searches for ways to rescue baseball from its arrogance and sense of exclusionary entitlement.

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2010.

"Sharp, thoroughly researched examination of gender discrimination in [baseball].--Los Angeles Times