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By David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J. Newman

Female athletes are too usually perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated global of activities. hindrances particular to girls are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same features ancillary to gender endure exact exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. principal to this quantity is the rivalry that girls of their function as inherent outsiders are positioned in a different place much more complex than the standard reviews of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The members discover and critique the idea that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the conventional demographic profile, that of the white male. those essays glance particularly and significantly on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, popularity, and recreation. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and...

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Rather, it approaches the very particular problem of reputation and the female athlete. Indeed, each of the women profiled in this volume has struggled with the twinned issues of space and money in her own way. Babe Didrickson Zaharias, star of track, field, diamond, and golf course, hustler and storyteller, for example, artfully created her own brand image on her way to becoming one of the founding mothers of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), quite literally a league of her own.

That Penny Marshall chose to allude directly to Woolf’s essay in the title of her own landmark work, A League of Their Own (1992), directly supports this notion. This volume deals neither with the true nature of fiction nor the true nature of women. Rather, it approaches the very particular problem of reputation and the female athlete. Indeed, each of the women profiled in this volume has struggled with the twinned issues of space and money in her own way. Babe Didrickson Zaharias, star of track, field, diamond, and golf course, hustler and storyteller, for example, artfully created her own brand image on her way to becoming one of the founding mothers of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), quite literally a league of her own.

Robert W. Reising, “Remaking an Overlooked Icon: The Reconstruction of Jim Thorpe” in Reconstructing Fame: Race, Sport, and Evolving Reputations, eds. David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008): 81–82. 3. Editors’ note: Muhammad Ali’s career arc served to inform the trajectory of Reconstructing Fame. 4. A League of Their Own, DVD, directed by Penny Marshall (Los Angeles, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1992). 5. William O. Johnson and Nancy P.

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