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Racing into the Storm: Roberta gibb, kathrine switzer, and women’s marathoning

Oren Renick and Lea Robin Velez

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/9781617038136.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the struggles of women to achieve gender equality, focusing on two women in distance running: Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer. Gibb and Switzer both struggled to gain access ... More


Afterword: The Goddess Dethroned

Jack Lule

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/9781617038136.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores how the mythologies of gender roles are being changed by the emergence of headstrong female athletes. Since ancient times, femininity has always been associated with the ... More


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