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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


German Engineering: Duty, Performance, and the Track and Field Athlete

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/9780195395648.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Track and field athletes broadcast the virtues of rationalization through the medium of a streamlined androgyny that suggested both maximum efficiency and the physical convergence of the sexes. Those ... More


“My Father and I, We Didn't Get Our Medals”: Marty Glickman's American Jewish Odyssey

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/9780195085556.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the saga of Marty Glickman, a young American Olympian whose dreams of Olympic gold were shattered by anti-Semitism at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany. Glickman ... More


“A Careful Inquiry to Establish Her Sex beyond a Doubt”: Sex/Gender Anxieties in Track and Field

Lindsay Parks Pieper

in Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040221
eISBN:
9780252098444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter illustrates the sex-segregated framework of sport and highlights the historical threats to the sex/gender status quo. In the early twentieth century, track and field was the most popular ... More


Marion Jones: Equity through Infamy

Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen

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/9781617038136.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the female track and field athlete Marion Jones’ fall from grace. Once seen as the country’s dream girl, Marion Jones’ involvement with performance-enhancing drugs caused her to ... More


“Because They Have Muscles, Big Ones”: Cold War Gender Norms and International Sport, 1952–1967

Lindsay Parks Pieper

in Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040221
eISBN:
9780252098444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how Cold War tensions heightened the fear of fraudulent competitors in international sport. The Cold War exacerbated earlier sex/gender concerns and resulted in a mandatory ... More


Florence Griffith Joyner: Sexual Politician in a Unitard

Yvonne D. Sims

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/9781617038136.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the legacy left behind by the track and field athlete Florence Griffith Joyner in reclaiming African American femininity in sports. It explains that her magnetic and charismatic ... More


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