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Strong Women, Deep Closets : Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport (98 Edition)

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Former athlete and coach Pat Griffin provides a critical history of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport.

Synopsis:

Critical analysis and advocacy for change

Synopsis:

Former athlete and coach Pat Griffin makes a provocative and impassioned call for attention to a topic too long avoided by women's sports advocates. In Strong Women, Deep Closets, she provides a critical analysis of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport.

The book is the first to explore the lesbian sporting experience as well as examine homophobia and heterosexism in women's sport. The work is based on theoretical and historical foundations and is written in an academic yet engaging style. Griffin brings to light the experiences of lesbian coaches and athletes in their own words.

Strong Women, Deep Closets concludes with Griffin's assessment of the current state of lesbians' rights in athletics, set against the overall social picture in the United States. The author lists obstacles lesbian athletes face in transforming sports and details numerous personal and political strategies for leveling the playing field.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880117296
Foreword:
Lopiano, Donna
Author:
Lopiano, Donna
Author:
Griffin, Pat
Author:
Griffin, Patricia
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Location:
Champaign, IL :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Lesbian athletes
Subject:
Homophobia in sports
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.12x6.01x.72 in. .89 lbs.
Age Level:
18-UP

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Product details 264 pages Human Kinetics Publishers - English 9780880117296 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Critical analysis and advocacy for change
"Synopsis" by , Former athlete and coach Pat Griffin makes a provocative and impassioned call for attention to a topic too long avoided by women's sports advocates. In Strong Women, Deep Closets, she provides a critical analysis of discrimination and prejudice against lesbians in sport.

The book is the first to explore the lesbian sporting experience as well as examine homophobia and heterosexism in women's sport. The work is based on theoretical and historical foundations and is written in an academic yet engaging style. Griffin brings to light the experiences of lesbian coaches and athletes in their own words.

Strong Women, Deep Closets concludes with Griffin's assessment of the current state of lesbians' rights in athletics, set against the overall social picture in the United States. The author lists obstacles lesbian athletes face in transforming sports and details numerous personal and political strategies for leveling the playing field.

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