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Girls and sports

Miller, Karen, 1973- (Added Author).

Summary: Examines both sides of issues pertaining to girl athletes, from how gender influences participation to how participation affects girls' health, and from school support for girls sports programs to cultural implications.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780737745160 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0737745169 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780737745177 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0737745177 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780737748116 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737748117 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    219 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. How does gender influence sports participation? -- Girls should be allowed to play on boys' teams / Kris Lines -- Boys should be allowed to play on girls' teams / Sarah K. Fields -- Athletes are judged according to gendered sports stereotypes / Lisa A. Harrison and Amanda B. Lynch -- Female athletes defy gendered sports stereotypes / Deirdre M. Kelly, Shauna Pomerantz, and Dawn H. Currie -- Women's teams play the same games as men's teams / Patricia Sanchez -- Girls' teams lack the skill of boys' teams / Preston Williams -- Part 2. How does sports participation affect girls' health? -- Team sports are associated with a reduced risk of suicide in girls / Lindsay A. Taliaferro ... [et al.] -- Sports participation does not always enhance girls' self-esteem / David R. Shaffer and Erin Wittes -- Sport supplement use is common among female athletes / Mike Perko, Todd Bartee, and Mike Dunn -- Steroid use among female athletes is overreported / Gen Kanayama ... [et al.] -- Part 3. Do schools support girls' sports programs? -- Schools are complying with Title IX regulations / Becky Vest and Gerald Masterson -- Schools are not complying with Title IX regulations / Megan Seely -- Title IX has increased girls' participation in school sports / R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter -- Title IX has not increased girls' participation in school sports / Carrie Lukas -- Schools support cheerleaders as athletes / Jon Siegel -- Schools do not support cheerleaders as athletes / Rob Stein -- Part 4. What are the cultural implications of girls' participation in sports? -- Female endurance athletes diet to improve performance / Eli Saslow -- Female aesthetic athletes diet to improve performance / A. P. (Karin) de Bruin, Raoul R. D. Oudejans, and Frank C. Bakker -- Sports participation increases aggression in females / James Garbarino -- Sports participation increases rates of female college graduation / Kelly P. Troutman and Mikaela J. Dufur.
Subject: Sports for women Juvenile literature
Women athletes
Sports for women

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