The Resource Stolen bases : why American girls don't play baseball, Jennifer Ring

Stolen bases : why American girls don't play baseball, Jennifer Ring

Label
Stolen bases : why American girls don't play baseball
Title
Stolen bases
Title remainder
why American girls don't play baseball
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ring
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Far from being strictly a men's sport, baseball has long been enjoyed and played by Americans of all genders, races, and classes since it became popular in the 1830s. The game itself was invented by English girls and boys, and when it immigrated to the United States, numerous prominent women's colleges formed intramural teams and fielded intensely spirited and powerful players. Jennifer Ring questions the forces that have kept girls who want to play baseball away from the game. With the professionalization of the sport in the early twentieth century, Albert Goodwill Spalding--sporting goods magnate, baseball player, and promoter--declared baseball off limits for women and envisioned global baseball as a colonialist example to teach non-white men to become civilized and rational. And by the late twentieth century, baseball had become serious business at all levels, with female players perceived as obstacles to rising male players' stakes of success. Stolen Bases also looks at American softball, which was originally invented by men who wanted to keep playing baseball indoors during cold winter months but has become the consolation sport for most female players. Throughout her analysis, Ring searches for ways to rescue baseball from its arrogance and exclusionary entitlement and to restore the great American sport's more optimistic nickname: the people's game. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ring, Jennifer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GV880.7
LC item number
.R56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball for women
  • Baseball
  • Baseball for women
  • Baseball
  • Frauenfeindlichkeit
  • Baseball
  • Gleichberechtigung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Stolen bases : why American girls don't play baseball, Jennifer Ring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The girls' game -- A. G. Spalding and America's needs -- Enter softball -- How baseball became manly and White -- American womanhood and athletics -- Cricket -- Stolen bases -- Collegiate women's baseball -- The invisibility of bias
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780252032820
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008040129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)246892167
  • (OCoLC)ocn246892167
Label
Stolen bases : why American girls don't play baseball, Jennifer Ring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The girls' game -- A. G. Spalding and America's needs -- Enter softball -- How baseball became manly and White -- American womanhood and athletics -- Cricket -- Stolen bases -- Collegiate women's baseball -- The invisibility of bias
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780252032820
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008040129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)246892167
  • (OCoLC)ocn246892167

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