International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports: A-G

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Karen Christensen, Allen Guttmann, Gertrud Pfister
Macmillan Reference USA, 2001 - Sports for women - 1428 pages
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Although the history of the female athlete can be traced back to ancient times, in the course of the last hundred years the world of women and sport has been wholly transformed. Hand in hand with advances in the social and political status of women has been a reconsideration of how women view physical activity. This A-Z reference presents an international overview which includes articles on individual sports, country surveys, biographies, examinations of sports culture and business, social issues, beauty and health issues, ethical issues, and more. Fully illustrated with photographs, charts, and informative sidebars.

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A monumental undertaking, this encyclopedia covers women's sports worldwide and throughout history. In addition to 441 articles, it includes a list of contributors (with affiliations), a list of ... Read full review


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