Are We Winning Yet?: How Women Are Changing Sports and Sports Are Changing Women

Mariah Burton Nelson, Author, Nelson Mariah, Author, Charlotte Mayerson, Editor Random House (NY) $20 (238p) ISBN 978-0-394-57576-6
Since 1972, when federal law barred discriminatory funding of sports, females have woven themselves firmly into the fabric of athletic competition. In this provocative and informative book, Nelson, an editor for Women's Sport and Fitness, examines how it happened. Using case histories of the likes of Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, she covers the ramifications of everything from gender-related ability gaps to lesbianism and New-Wave philosophy. Nelson concludes that women, with their supposed instinct for cooperation, are leading a quiet yet pervasive revolution that could change sport from its current male-driven course of ritualized violence and cut-throat competition into a more caring--a more sporting --business. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1991
Release date: 03/01/1991
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