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SPORT, RHETORIC, AND GENDER: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (Editor). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations deconstructs the role of rhetoric in the multi-billion dollar popular cultural/infotainment business. Wide-ranging, its 21 chapters, from contributors representing a number of different disciplines and athletic interests, examine sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena. Edited by Linda K. Fuller, it consists of these Contents: Part l. Sport language per se: L. Marlene Mawson, Sportswomanship: The cultural acceptance of sport for women versus the accommodation of cultured women in sport; Jeffrey O. Segrave, Katherine L. McDowell, and James G. King, Language, gender, and sport: A review of the research literature; Faye Linda Wachs, “Throw like a girl” doesn’t mean what it used to: Research on gender, language, and power. Part 11. Historical perspectives: Nancy G. Rosoff, “A glow of pleasurable excitement”: Images of the new athletic woman in American popular culture, 1880-1920; Mike Sowell, A woman in a man’s world: “Annie Laurie,” one of America’s first sportswriters; Jane Stangl, White sauvage-ry: Revisiting the collegians and coeds of Old Siwash College. Part 111. Print media representations: Susan Burris, She got game, but she don’t got fame; Cheryl Cooky, Strong enough to be a man, but made a woman: Discourses of femininity in Sports Illustrated for Women; Marie Hardin and Julie Dodd, Running a different race? The rhetoric  of 'Women's-Only' content in Runner's World; Jennifer Smith Maguire, Sociology, Exercising control: Empowerment and the fitness discourse; Treena Orchard, Jennifer Stark, and Joannie Halas, Minimizing the Maxim model?: Interpreting the sexual body rhetoric of teenage moms through physical education. Part 1V. Broadcast media representations: Melissa Camacho, Television and aerobic sport: Empowerment and patriarchy in Denise Austin’s daily workouts; James R. Hallmark, We don’t glow, we sweat: The ever changing commentary about women athletics. Part V. Visual media representations: Kimberly L. Bissell, Game face: Sports reporters’ use of sexualized language in coverage of women’s professional tennis; Linda K. Fuller, The vamp, the homebody, and the upstart: Women, language, and baseball films; Catherine Sabiston and Brian Wilson, Britney, the body, and the blurring of popular vultures: A case study of music videos, gender, a transcendent celebrity, and health issues. Part V1. Classic case studies: Scott AGM Crawford, NASCAR’s boy wonder: Jeff Gordon as ambivalent sex symbol in a macho sub-culture; Kim Golombisky, ‘Hey, I'm the coach's wife, not the team Mom’: The rhetoric of Little League mothers’ role performances; Sally Cole Mooney, “Man-on”: The culture of girls’ soccer; Diana L. Tucker, The making of the perfect sacrifice: An analysis of football coaches’ rhetorical descriptions of their wives; Susan G. Zieff, GirlSpeak: Adolescent females talk About their athletic identities.






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