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Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Erik N. Jensen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post‐World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and ... More


Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Anne Pippin Burnett

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines choral performance, audience response, and the poetic means used by Greek lyric poet Pindar to control this response. It consists of individual studies of Pindar's eleven odes for ... More


Academic Engagement of Black Male Student Athletes: Implications for Practice in Secondary and Postsecondary Schooling

Eddie Comeaux

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

Drawing from a larger project that explores racial differences in student athletes' academic integration patterns on campus, this chapter ascertains the effect of specific forms of student ... More


From Argentina Without Emotions

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on psychological pressure in a competitive environment. It tests the hypothesis that if incentives become sufficiently large, the performance of professional players should ... More


The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Allen Jones

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is the story of Allen Jones and his odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history ... More


Introduction: Building a Better German

Erik N. Jensen

in Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

After Germany's stunning military defeat in 1918, the physical fitness of its citizens became a national priority, and no one did more to heighten the level of self‐scrutiny and to establish ideals ... More


Exercising Caution: Physical Activity and Reproductive Health, 1940–2005

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 9 (the counterpart to Chapter 3) examines major shifts in the debate over female exercise and reproductive health during the second half of the twentieth century. Following a period of ... More


Afterword: Nancy Winstel

Robert K. Wallace

in Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book describes its philosophy on basketball coaching, the coaching process, and insights into areas that are important. A very important role for the coach is to assist student-athletes in ... More


Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Jaime Schultz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical “points of change”: particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and ... More


Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The ... 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


Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Annie Blazer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

When sports ministry first emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, its founders imagined male celebrity athletes as powerful salespeople who could deliver a message of Christian strength: “If athletes can ... More


Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Mollie Gregory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Stunts are fundamental to the movies. Stuntwomen examines the largely unexplored profession of stuntwomen in the American entertainment industry from the silent movie era to the 2000s. To their ... More


Black Experience and the Empire

Philip D. Morgan and Sean Hawkins (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to ... More


“Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara”: The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 1950

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the participation of Jewish Americans in professional basketball during the period from 1900 to 1950 in the U.S. Most of these athletes first learned basketball in neighborhood ... More


“Mantle, Schmantle, We Got Abie”: Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the experiences of Jewish Americans in professional sports in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s. These were especially troubled times in the U.S. because of the Great ... More


“Where Have You Gone, Hank Greenberg?”: Sport and the American Jewish Experience Since World War II

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Jewish American sport experience in the U.S. since World War II. While the interwar years represented something of a peak for Jewish professional athletes, the 1970s ... More


3. Contest and Coming of Age

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The choral songs written by Pindar for the young athletes of Aigina offer a reliable sketch of the island's practice, as it recognised and commemorated an athletic victory. The patrons of the eleven ... More


4. Nemean 5: Peleus’ Wedding Song

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Nemean 5, a wedding song and the first surviving ode written by Pindar for an Aiginetan, commissioned by a nobleman named Lampon for his son Pytheas. Lampon takes a close ... More


Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution

Deborah L. Brake

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799659
eISBN:
9780814789797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799659.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In this first legal analysis of Title IX, the book assesses the statute's successes and failures, using a feminist theory lens to understand, defend, and critique the law. While the statute has ... More


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