Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations by L. FullerSport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations by L. Fuller

Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations

byL. Fuller

Paperback | December 17, 2009

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Interested in the nexus between sport, gender, and language, Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender deconstructs the role of rhetoric in the multi-billion dollar popular cultural/infotainment business. Wide-ranging, with contributors representing a number of different disciplines and athletic interests, this volume examines sport vis-à-vis the language surrounding and incorporated by it in the world arena. The book is divided into the following accessible sections: sport language; historical perspectives; print media representations; broadcast media representations; visual media representations; and classic case studies and is an original and insightful resource.

Linda K. Fuller is Professor of Communications at Worcester State College and Senior Fellow at Northeastern University. She is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Community Media: International Perspectives; African Women’s Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS: Communication Perspectives and Promises; and Sportscas...
Title:Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media RepresentationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:December 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619703

ISBN - 13:9780230619708

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Table of Contents

Part I: Sport Language Per Se * Sportswomanship: The Cultural Acceptance of Sport for Women Versus the Accommodation of Cultured Women in Sport--L. Marlene Mawson * Language, Gender, and Sport: A Review of the Research Literature--Jeffrey O. Segrave, Katherine L. McDowell and James G. King * "Throw Like a Girl" Doesn't Mean What It Used To: Research on Gender, Language, and Power--Faye Linda Wachs * Part II: Historical Perspectives * "A Glow of Pleasurable Excitement": Images of the New Athletic Woman in American Popular Culture, 1880-1920--Nancy G. Rosoff * A Woman in a Man's World: "Annie Laurie," One of America's First Sportswriters--Mike Sowell * White Sauvage-ry: Revisiting the Collegians and Coeds of Old Siwash College--Jane Stangl * Part III: Print Media Representations * She Got Game, but She Don 't Got Fame--Susan Burris * Strong Enough to Be a Man, But Made a Woman: Discourses of Femininity in Sports Illustrated for Women--Cheryl Cooky * Running a Different Race? The Rhetoric of 'Women's-Only' Content in Runner's World--Marie Hardin and Julie Dodd * Control: Em-powerment and the Fitness Discourse--Jennifer Smith Maguire * Minimizing the Maxim Model?: Interpreting the Sexual Body Rhetoric of Teenage Moms through Physical Education--Treena Orchard, Jennifer Stark, and Joannie Halas * Part IV: Broadcast Media Representations * Television and Aerobic Sport: Empowerment and Patriarchy in Denise Austin's Daily Workouts--Melissa Camacho * We Don't Glow, We Sweat: The Ever Changing Commentary about Women's Athletics--James R. Hallmark * Part V: Visual Media Representations * Game Face: Sports Reporters' Use of Sexualized Language in Coverage of Women's Professional Tennis--Kimberly L. Bissell * The Vamp, the Homebody, and the Upstart: Women, Language, and Baseball Films--Linda K. Fuller * Britney, the Body, and the Blurring of Popular Cultures: A Case Study of Music Videos, Gender, a Transcendent Celebrity, and Health Issues--Catherine Sabiston and Brian Wilson * Part VI: Classic Case Studies * NASCAR's Boy Wonder: Jeff Gordon as Ambivalent Sex Symbol in a Macho Sub-Culture--Scott AGM Crawford * "Hey, I'm the Coach's Wife, Not the Team Mom": The Rhetoric of Little League Mothers' Role Performances--Kim Golombisky * "Man-On": The Culture of Girls' Soccer--Sally Cole Mooney * The Making of the Perfect Sacrifice: An Analysis of Football Coaches' Rhetorical Descriptions of Their Wives--Diana L. Tucker * GirlSpeak: Adolescent Females Talk about Their Athletic Identities--Susan G. Zieff

Editorial Reviews

“The edited book may serve as a text for a special topics course on gender and sports. It also may serve as a text for courses in sport business that want to explore sportswomanship.”—Jennifer F. Wood, Communication Research Trends“This volume is a welcome addition to the field of the study of sports and gender…Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender provides a rich variety of essays for those who want a sampling of historical topics and research methods.”—Journal of Popular Culture“Breaks new ground in the field…a compelling read, offering many examinations that are solidly grounded in communication theory and representative of new ways of thinking about the complex issues of gender within sports history, media, and everyday rhetoric.”—Journal of Communication"As the editor of this ambitious collection, Fuller has carved out a unique niche. The three topics of sports, gender, and rhetoric are each individually broad fields of study now and, by combining them, this work will to touch a nerve with many people. This book is interesting, original, and insightful."--Michael Real, Royal Roads University, Canada "This informative, captivating collection of extremely well-written essays cover a wide variety of topics . . . A wonderful resource for those interested in women's studies, women and sport and sports sociology." --Choice "...a convincing and important collection which adds a great deal to our understanding of how our self-image and our image of others is shaped by the pervasive discourse of sports language.  Models of leadership, team work, and strategies for meeting objectives in the workplace and in our homes are all--this book argues persuasively--in some way shaped by the discourse of sports."--Media Development