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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


The Teen Years

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Dorothy's adolescent years. Dorothy's teen years were spent as an upper-middle-class young lady. She received piano lessons. She probably received tennis lessons—or at least ... More


Disorder on the Court: Soft Men, Hard Women, and Steamy Tennis

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/9780195395648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Tennis players in the 1920s expressed an unabashed sexuality and visible pursuit of fine living that appeared liberating to many Germans after the years of wartime and postwar austerity. Male players ... More


Politics, Epistemology, and Public Theater

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 5 traces masques' representations of political alternatives throughout the seventeenth century, masques' prominently varied epistemological investments, and their deployment in creating an ... More


Tennis Shoe Pimp

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Clark Terry's association with Feather, a prostitute who described him as her “tennis shoe pimp because he didn't beat her,” and he also talks about his gigs at the Grenada. It ... More


Setting the Scene

David Maskell

in Racine

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151616
eISBN:
9780191672774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151616.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the seventeenth century, theatres were constructed on narrow buildings primarily built for tennis; the seats were classified according to status quo, but whether they were seats for the ... More


Professor Stewart, the BBC and Tennis 1936

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.18
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the friendship between Rupert and A. W. Stewart, author and Professor of Chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast. It then details how radio broadcasting made ... More


Predicting Wimbledon 2005 Tennis Results by Mere Player Name Recognition

Benjamin Scheibehenne and Arndt Bröder

in Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744282
eISBN:
9780199894727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744282.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

The outcomes of matches in the 2005 Wimbledon Gentlemen's tennis competition were predicted by mere player name recognition. In a field study, amateur tennis players (n = 79) and laypeople (n = 105) ... More


Love, Let, and Life: An Archaeology of Tennis at the College of William and Mary

DONALD SADLER

in Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The College of William and Mary began in 1693 and followed only Harvard University as the country's first seat of higher learning. The increasing number of incoming students required that William and ... More


Analyzing Wimbledon: The Power of Statistics

Franc Klaassen and Jan R. Magnus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199355952
eISBN:
9780199395477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355952.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The game of tennis raises many questions that are of interest to a statistician. Is it true that beginning to serve in a set gives an advantage? Are new balls an advantage? Is the seventh game in a ... More


The Incomplete Revolution

Susan Ware

in Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834541
eISBN:
9781469603384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877999_ware.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the United States Tennis Association formally renamed its flagship tennis center in Flushing Meadows the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Thrilled to be the ... More


The Woman Who Should Be King: The Simplification of the Life and Career of Billie Jean King

Elizabeth O’Connell

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/9781617038136.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the lasting legacy of the tennis athlete Billie Jean King in advancing gender equality in sports. Her victory over Bobby Riggs in the exhibition match dubbed as the “Battle of ... More


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


Paired Heroines: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the Global Stage

Kathleen A. Bishop

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/9781617038136.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the legacy of the rivalry between tennis players Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. It explains that their rivalry was so intense that they played each other 80 times — with ... More


Adversarial modernisms: the spectacle of boxing and the geometry of tennis

Bernard Vere

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784992507
eISBN:
9781526136268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992507.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The second chapter deals with two individual sports. Boxing and tennis might appear strange bedfellows, but as well as being primarily individual sports, they are also united by their transatlantic ... More


The Poetry of Ping-Pong: The Art in Sport

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In this chapter, the author looks at the poetry of Ping-Pong, his favorite sport. According to Marty Reisman, the game of Ping-Pong died in Bombay, India, in 1952. Reisman, nicknamed “The Needle,” ... More


Don Budge: Playing with Wands

Mike Zwerin

in The Parisian Jazz Chronicles: An Improvisational Memoir

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108064
eISBN:
9780300127386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the author's interview with American tennis player Don Budge during the French Open. It explains that Budge was a jazz fan, who believed that, among the male tennis players, ... More


“Ahhheee Club”: Money, Intimacy, and Male Peer Groups

Daniel Jordan Smith

in To Be a Man Is Not a One-Day Job: Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491516
eISBN:
9780226491790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491790.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Men’s relationships with their male peers constitute a central arena for the performance and assessment of competent masculinity. Relating appropriately with other men—in school, in the workplace, at ... More


Memorial Church, 1890

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Flagler's changes to St. Augustine continued for several years. Henry and Anna Marcotte became the chief journalists covering St. Augustine during the Flagler years. Mary Lily Kenan first visited St. ... 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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