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Prof. Obadele-Starks class on the Congressional Debate on Title IX and black newspapers and sports during Jim Crow era.
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This guide will introduce you to some of the best library and web resources on the topics of History, Government Documents, and Africana Studies. If you have suggestions for how to improve this guide please contact us or leave your comments below. Enjoy!



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Title IX: A Brief History with Documents - Susan Ware
Call Number: GV709.18.U6 W37 2007
ISBN: 031244575X
Publication Date: 2006-07-05
Title IX represents a watershed in the history of girls' and women's education. In 1971, the year before Title IX was passed, fewer than 295,000 high school girls and 30,000 college women participated in their schools' athletic programs. By 2001, those numbers had increased to 2.8 million and 150,000, respectively. Through this rich collection of documents, Susan Ware shows how athletics, once viewed as a privilege, came to be seen as a right. In her introduction, she examines Title IX within the broader social and legislative history of the late twentieth century, providing her readers with a clear account of the changes taking place in educational institutions and in athletics more specifically. Her selections, each accompanied by a headnote providing context, offer a wide variety of perspectives, highlighting controversies surrounding the legislation that continue to the present. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.

Women, Sport, and Culture - Susan Birrell (Editor); Cheryl L. Cole (Editor)
Call Number: GV709 .W577 1994
ISBN: 087322650X
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
This is the most comprehensive collection of articles available on women, sport, and culture. The book features 24 selections from various feminist positions that examine the relation between sport and gender.The articles in >Women, Sport, and Culture> serve as a marker of where feminist sport studies has been as a field and a guidepost for what may be the most promising theoretical directions in the future.Part Iintroduces and provides an overview of feminist theories that have examined gender, women, and sport. The articles in the section discuss the complexity of the relations among sport, gender, ideology, bodies, and technology.Part IIaddresses the gendered organizational order of sport and explores the practices through which women in institutionalized sport are managed. The articles inPart IIIrespond to Kenneth Sheard and Eric Dunning`s idea that sport is a male preserve-a site for the production and reproduction of gendered power relations. The section explores how certain practices associated with sport actively degrade women and how women have alternately appropriated and opposed what they perceive to be oppressive and unjust practices.Part IVexamines the role of the media in circulating and legitimizing dominant meanings of sport, women, gendered bodies, and sexuality.Part Vlooks at heterosexism and homophobia in sport.


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