Making Her Mark: Firsts and Milestones in Women's Sports

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Contemporary Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 401 pages
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From Multiculturalism to Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Switzerland places Switzerland within the context of transnational labor migration and examines how this German-, French-, Italian-, and Romansh-speaking nation is being transformed by the influx of migrants from all over the world who now constitute a fifth of the population. This dynamic mixture of cultures and races is embodied by a new generation of citizens who call themselves "Secondas and Secondos," the second generation. Today, Switzerland is leading all industrial nations in growth potential and economic benefits from migration (OECD). The articles in this volume analyze the challenges, successes, and ongoing struggles Switzerland experiences with migration, focusing specifically on what it means to shape a nation-state by political will rather than linguistic and cultural unity.From Multiculturalism to Hybridity also offers teaching suggestions for the French, German, and Italian language and literature classroom as well as for courses in Social, Cultural, and Political Studies. Articles address the hybrid literatures and cultures of Switzerland including films, pageants, smellscapes, and women's issues and place Switzerland in the context of a unifying European continent. Readers will find ideas and resources for critically investigating and teaching the concepts of cultural hybridity and transculturalism in the high school and college classroom.

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Contents

Archery
1
Auto Racing
7
Aviation
11
Badminton
17
Baseball
21
Basketball
29
Beach Volleyball
48
Bobsled
53
Ice Hockey
161
Judo
168
Lacrosse
173
Luge
183
Motorcycling
186
Mountain Biking
191
Olympics
194
Racquetball
214

Bowling
57
Boxing
67
CanoeingKayaking
71
Cycling
76
Diving
82
Dogsled Racing
90
Equestrian
93
Fencing
102
Field Hockey
109
Figure Skating
121
Golf
131
Gymnastics
144
Horse Racing
157
Rowing
218
Rugby
225
Sailing
228
Shooting
234
Skiing
239
Snowboarding
251
Soccer
254
Softball
268
Speed Skating
276
Triathlon
362
Waterskiing
378
Organizations Leaders and Other Milestones
391
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About the author (2002)

Ernestine Miller is a writer and sports historian whose collected ephemera have appeared in the White House and in a number of publications. She is a charter member and secretary of Women in Sports and Events, a New York-based organization for professional women in the sports industry.

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