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Venus and Serena Williams: Traversing the barriers of the country club world

Earl Smith and Angela J Hattery

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the careers, lives, and challenges, of the tennis athletes Serena and Venus Williams. It contends that their father, Richard Williams, paved the way for their success, ... More


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

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038136
eISBN:
9781621039617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

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, ... More


“I’m Not Changing My Hair”: Venus Williams and Live TV’s Racialized Struggle over Athletic Girlhood

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses case studies of girls in turn-of-the-twenty-first-century media culture, particularly tennis—a professional sport in which girl athletes often participate. No fewer than ... More


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