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Female Olympians

A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline

Authors: Fuller, Linda K.

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  • Highlights the progress made by female athletes throughout the history of the Olympics
  • Analyzes a variety of historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural issues that women in the Olympic games have faced
  • Includes data that has never been assembled within the study of the Olympic games
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This book examines women's participation in the Olympic Games since they were allowed to be included in that global arena. Using a holistic, social scientific approach, and emphasizing the rhetoric of sport mediatization, Female Olympians reviews the literature relative to sexism, racism, and ageism before providing historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural perspectives  such as the gendered language of Olympic reportage, religious considerations, women’s bodies relative to their training for the Games, drugs and doping, and female Paralympians. With numerous critical case studies, never-before assembled data, and personal interviews with athletes, this volume offers insights that both investigate and celebrate female Olympians’ successes.

About the authors

Linda K. Fuller is Professor of Communications at Worcester State University, USA. She is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than 20 books and 250 professional publications and conference reports. Her books include Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations (Palgrave, 2006), African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS: Communication Perspectives and Promises (Palgrave, 2008), Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism (Palgrave, 2010), and The Power of Global Community Media (Palgrave, 2012).

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“Fuller’s multifaceted Female Olympians offers an extensively researched study grounded in familiar, essential theories concerning issues of gendered power and privilege. … This comprehensible study will be of interest to scholars in several fields, as well as any individual interested in gendered Olympic history from a ‘mediated’ cultural focus. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (A. Curtis, Choice, Vol. 54 (11), July, 2017) 


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58281-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59481-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95874-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Olympians
Book Subtitle
A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58281-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58281-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59481-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95874-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 220
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